Josiah-Lake Gardiner’s client, Julie Sharp, succeeds in her appeal

The Royal Courts of Justice in London

{UPDATED January 2018 – Our client has recently been in the news again regarding our successful challenge to the ‘out of date’ divorce legislation featured in the story below, including this article in The Mail –}. The eagerly awaited Judgment in our Court of Appeal case of Sharp v Sharp was handed down this […]

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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.


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)


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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