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 […]

Wearable technology – the impact on society and privacy

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You’re invited to our forthcoming panel discussion: Wearable technology – the impact on society and privacy. Date: 4th November 2014 Time: 6.30pm registration. 6.50pm start. Please join us for drinks and networking following the event Venue: Royal College of Physicians Museum Panellists include: Joshua Rozenberg (Chair), Legal Commentator and Journalist Sally Annereau, Data Protection Analyst at […]

Oscar Pistorius: verdict analysis

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By Dan Bunting A world famous sportsman accused of killing his partner is controversially acquitted with public uproar. Some have drawn similarities between OJ Simpson and Oscar Pistorius, although the comparisons should not be overstated. Not least because, whilst Mr Pistorius left Court on 12 September after the verdict, he did not (as may papers state) […]

What’s in store for family migrants after the Court of Appeal decision in MM?

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By Kathryn Denyer Since 28 July the Home Office has resumed processing applications that were on hold pending the Court of Appeal decision in MM. In that case, the Court of Appeal held the minimum income threshold and associated documentary requirements set out in Appendix FM and Appendix FM-SE to the Immigration Rules to be […]