6 Dec 2019
McAlister Family Law named Family Law Firm of the Year at the Talk of Manchester AwardsRead more
Her book provides the context as to why the Family Court in England and Wales approaches awards of maintenance in the way that it does. The law remains as set out in Section 25 (as amended in 1984) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. The book looks at why there have been so many apparently different approaches as to its implication since 1973. It includes a review the history of maintenance in this jurisdiction to give a context as to how we arrived at the current state of practice as set out in the 1973 Act.
Liz also discusses the significant changes in society since the first statute allowing the courts to award maintenance namely the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857, and there is a review of current judicial thinking and approach on this difficult aspect of the financial remedies available following the breakdown of marriage, with consideration being given to the international context of spousal maintenance.
29 Nov 2019
The divorce rate for opposite sex couples in England and Wales has plunged to its lowest level for almost half a century. BUT Ministry of Justice statistics highlight an administrative reason behind the scale of this decrease, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today it expected a higher number of divorces in 2019.Read more
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