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A Footballers’ Wives Tale – ‘Genius’ and the special/stellar contribution argument

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Ryan Giggs is just one of the latest high profile footballers presently embroiled in divorce proceedings following the breakdown of his 10-year marriage to wife Stacey. As has been reported in the press, Giggs is seeking to argue in the High Court that his “special contribution” to the family’s reported £40m+ fortune justifies him leaving […]

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Josiah-Lake Gardiner was in the Court of Appeal in February 2017 representing Julie Sharp in her appeal against the High Court decision of Sir Peter Singer in 2015.

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The High Court awarded Julie’s former husband a property worth circa £1.1million and a lump sum of circa £1.6million. In addition, the husband was awarded a further lump sum of £60,000 to offset his claim for a share of Julie’s pension. The husband’s total award was ci…

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In what circumstances is a local authority’s duty under ChA 1989, s 20 triggered? (R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council)

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Family analysis: When does the local authority assume responsibility for a ‘child in need’ or ‘looked after child’? David Josiah-Lake, solicitor and collaborative family lawyer at Josiah-Lake Gardiner, discusses the issue in the recent case of R (on the application of…

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