Risks of refusing reasonable offers to settle in divorce cases

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The judgment in SR v RS demonstrates that parties cannot, in the face of reasonable offers to settle, continue to litigate matters indefinitely without the spectre of cost sanctions.   Original news Post-divorce, the husband had refused an open offer of settlement from the wife. As a result, the judge in effect dismissed his application […]

Prince Andrew: the legal issues

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By Dan Bunting If the UK press love a sex scandal and a good royal story, imagine what you get when you put the two together. This month the news broke that victims of Jeffrey Epstein, an American paedophile, were attempting to sue Prince Andrew alleging, amongst other things, that she was coerced into having […]

Maternity leave: a fair deal for returning mothers?

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Six out of ten mothers think their careers were “derailed” and they faced open discrimination after becoming pregnant, new research by Slater & Gordon has revealed. What laws are already in place to protect mothers returning to the workplace? A mother who returns to work at the end of, or within her ordinary maternity leave […]

Threat from Syria – will recent proposals help combat terrorism?

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By Dan Bunting When the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1974 was passed against a backdrop of an IRA bombing campaign in the mainland UK, it was limited in time for a year (although would be re-passed annually until made permanent), and was passed among a genuine concern that the powers it gave were too wide-reaching. […]