Gregor Kleinknecht discusses the legal framework of self-driving cars in Discover Germany

Driven to distraction When autonomous vehicles, also known as automated vehicles, self-driving or driver-less cars, have made the head-lines recently, it has normally been in the context of road traffic accidents. Nevertheless, they are considered to be the technology of the future and safer than ‘normal’ cars because they eliminate human error. Looking at the…

Hazel Wright comments on High Court ruling that Islamic faith marriage falls within English matrimonial law in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Express, Family Law Week and Scottish Legal News

In the Independent Review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, it was acknowledged that Sharia Councils cannot celebrate legally binding marriages. This is unlike the position for other faiths, such as Christianity and Judaism, which do not have this “double ceremony” requirement. But those following these faiths…

ASA rules against exaggerated success rate in “instant win” promotions

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that instant win promotions on Highland Spring water bottles and packets of McCain French Fries breached The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code) because the chances of winning a prize were far lower than the promotional material suggested. Highland Spring bottle labels stated that 10,000 “instant win” prizes…

Chambers HNW 2018 – Hunters’ success

We are pleased to report that Hunters Solicitors has been ranked as a leading firm in the third annual publication of Chambers HNW 2018. The guide highlights the Private Wealth Law, Art & Cultural Property and Family/Matrimonial: High Net Wroth, along with a selection of individuals being recognised as leading individuals in their practice areas. Private…

Hazel Wright discusses the Supreme Court judgment of Mills v Mills in Family Law Week, New Law Journal and Spear’s

In Mills v Mills [2018] UKSC 38, the Supreme Court has allowed a husband’s appeal against an order, secured in the Court of Appeal, which increased the level of his periodical payments so as to cover her shortfall between existing periodical payments and her current needs. Hazel Wright, partner in the family department at Lincoln’s Inn firm…

Hazel Wright discusses the new President of the Family Courts and the importance children’s wellbeing during divorce in Tavistock Relationships

New President of the Family Courts emphasises impact on children’s wellbeing of parents’ relationship after separation and divorce The Family Court judges will have a new leader on 18th July 2018. Sir Andrew McFarlane is to be the new President, ie the leading judge for all family courts. When Sir Andrew was a barrister, his…