The coronavirus could lead to married couples who were contemplating divorce to putting off proceedings, according to a new survey. A YouGov poll of more than 1,000 adults across the UK were asked whether the virus outbreak would influence their decision to divorce their partner. 28 per cent said they would be less likely to pursue divorce
A London trader embroiled in his divorced parents’ high-profile battle over money must explain what happened to around £13 million his billionaire father gave him in the past 20 months, a High Court judge said. Temur Akhmedov’s mother, Tatiana Akhmedova, is fighting for nearly £450 million that she is owed by his father, Farkhad Akhmedov.
Former Watford MP Richard Harrington has failed in a bid to keep a family court judge’s ruling on a money dispute with his ex-wife from becoming public. Judge Anne Hudd, who analysed the case in the Central Family Court in London, concluded the findings she made when deliberating the dispute between Richard Harrington and estranged
Sir Chris Hohn has been ordered to pay £270m to a charity setup by his ex-wife. The supreme court ordered Hohn to hand the money to his ex-wife Jamie Cooper’s charity, Big Win Philanthropy. The dispute over the charity cash came about after the couple’s acrimonious divorce in 2014. Hohn was ordered to pay
A family judge is to be replaced in a case after being overheard on a Zoom call making comments about the mother in a care proceedings hearing. According to The Law Gazette, Mrs Justice Judd had initially refused an application that she recuse herself from continuing to hear proceedings in respect of the 16-month-old boy.
A divorcee fighting to receive nearly £450 million owed to her billionaire ex-husband has raised new concerns about their eldest son’s involvement. Tatiana Akhmedova was awarded a 41.5% share of businessman Farkhad Akhmedov’s £1 billion-plus fortune by a British judge in 2016. The case was analysed at a trial in the Family Division of the
HM Land Registry has said the threat of another coronavirus outbreak will make people less tolerant of a paper-heavy conveyancing process and has outlined its own digital progress. According to The Law Gazette, in Land Registry’s latest annual report, chair Michael Mire anticipates a greater desire to make property transactions more digital over the coming year,
An immigration solicitor who falsified a series of correspondence and documents to cover his lack of activity has been struck off the roll by the tribunal. According to The Law Gazette, Christopher Ka Ki Cheng, who worked with London firm Farani Javid Taylor Solicitors, was found to have misled immigration clients who were vulnerable and
A judge has ruled that blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory. The court ruling found a single mother-of-two had encountered discrimination indirectly after a letting agent failed to rent to her. The woman and her children ended up being homeless. Her case was then taken on by
A landlord from Bury has been ordered to pay £5,200 in court costs after his three-storey house was closed for being a blight on the neighbourhood. The property, owned Abdul Razar Saddiqui, has been associated with drug-dealing and possible exploitation offences. Saddiqui, 52, contested the closure order, brought by Manchester City Council. Police had received