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This week's round up of stories, commentaries and news articles from my favourite law publications - the Law Society Gazette and the Solicitors' Journal.

Pre-nuptial agreements post-Radmacher

Mr Justice Moor’s decision in Z v Z [2011] EWHC 2878 (Fam) is believed to be the first contested case in the High Court in which the principles of Radmacher have been considered. As Moor J stated in his judgment, Radmacher ‘changed the position fundamentally’ of pre-nuptial agreements and there has been a ‘seismic shift’ in the area since that decision.

to read the article in full, click here - Pre Nuptial agreements Post Radmacher

Methods of severing a joint tenancy

Quigley v Masterson [2011] EWHC 2529 (Ch) is an interesting case involving loss of capacity and methods of severing a joint tenancy. Mr Pilkington and Mrs Masterson had cohabited for more than 20 years. They had bought a property together which was conveyed into their names as joint tenants both at law and in equity. In 2001 when the relationship ran into difficulties Masterson moved out.

For the full article, click here - Methods of severing a joint tenancy

No need for 'family justice service', Sir Nicholas Wall says

Sir NicHolas Wall, president of the Family Division, has said that a new family justice service, a central recommendation of the Norgrove review, is neither practical nor necessary.

To read this in full, click here - No need for 'family justice service

Glimmer of hope for legal aid as cuts postponed

Campaigners against the government’s legal aid cuts have been given a glimmer of hope as the Ministry of Justice announced a six-month delay in the implementation of the civil legal aid cuts and a two-year postponement of competitive tendering for criminal work.

for the full article, click here - Glimmer of hope for legal aid

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Thanks Ruby - this is the kind of information we need in order to do the job properly.


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