Details of Liam Gallagher’s divorce to be kept private, but judge criticises lack of clarity on media reporting of cases

A High Court judge has ruled that the financial details of Liam Gallagher’s divorce to singer Nicola Appleton cannot be reported in the press. The couple made a joint application to exclude the press from hearings about the financial aspects of their divorce, called financial remedy proceedings. Mr Justice Mostyn relaxed two existing interim injunctions,…

Hazel Wright co-signs letter to The Telegraph on relationship breakdowns

-Hunters Partner Hazel Wright is one of the signatories to a letter entitled “Relationships breakdown: family stability is vital for a thriving society”, which was published in The Telegraph on the 17th September 2015: “SIR – Relationship breakdown currently costs Britain an estimated £47 billion a year, but just £7.5 million of government funding is made available…

James Vernor-Miles comments in Overseas Property Professional on European wills

James Vernor-Miles, who is a Partner within the Property & Landed Estates Department at Hunters, spoke to Overseas Property Professional (OPP) about how the recent legal changes over European wills affect foreign property owners: “I do not think that Brussels IV will have an immediate direct effect on demand for UK property. Demand to buy…

Husband hit with wife’s divorce costs of £344k for “elaborate sham” of a case

A High Court judge has penalised a husband for his “blatant dishonesty” by ordering him to pay all of his wife’s divorce costs of £344,000. Sir Peter Singer said aviation tycoon, Mr Joy-Morancho, had deliberately tried to obscure the true picture of his finances to defeat Nichola Joy’s financial claims. The couple, who have three children, enjoyed a lavish…

Kiddy in the Middle

A day does not seem to pass at the moment without some celebrity divorce or other hitting the headlines (now better known as “conscious uncouplings”).  The trauma which this causes to children normally remains in the shadows of the associated gossip, glitz and glamour.  In reality, separation and divorce are painful, particularly for children.  What…