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Husband Filed For Secret Divorce In Malaysia

Date: July 6th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week reports that Mr. Justice Mostyn refused to recognise a decree of divorce granted in Malaysia, on the grounds that it had been granted on the basis of a “knowingly false” petition. The case involved parties who married in Singapore in 2001. They separated in 2010, at which time they were living… Read the full article

Former Girlfriend Of Prince Andrew In Multi-Million Marriage Split

Date: July 3rd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The Daily Mail reports that a former model once romantically linked to Prince Andrew is involved in what could, in financial terms, be one of the biggest divorce cases in British legal history. Christina Estrada is said to have separated from her husband of 14 years, Walid Juffali. The split happened after Mr Juffali,… Read the full article

Julius Brookman Admitted As Solicitor In Australia

Date: June 5th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

On 1st June Julius Brookman, partner at Brookman Solicitors, was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia. Julius passed the relevant courses last year with a Distinction average. Whilst Julius was already very familiar with Australian family law and regularly advises clients who have a connection with Australia, Julius’ dual qualification formally demonstrates his depth of… Read the full article

Forced marriage protection cases on the rise

Date: May 26th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Ministry of Justice has recently published statistics for the Family Court covering the period from October to December, 2014. The figures are consistent with those for the previous three quarterly periods in 2014, in that they show an overall decline in the number of new cases being handled by the Family Court. The number… Read the full article

Alleged email hacking in divorce case

Date: May 22nd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A City derivatives broker has been accused of hacking into his ex-wife’s e-mail account in a bitter dispute over the division of matrimonial property. The Telegraph reports that the Court of Appeal has heard an application from Daniel Arbili to have the financial settlement made at the time of his divorce in 2013 re-opened on… Read the full article

Wife refused request to add £1.5m compensation to divorce settlement

Date: May 18th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Family Law Week reports that a wife whose husband allegedly spent substantial sums on drugs, alcohol and prostitutes during the marriage, has failed in her attempt to persuade the Family Court to add-back £1.5 million to the matrimonial property as compensation. The court heard that the couple, who had been married for 40 years, had… Read the full article

Married Women’s Property Act sees ex-wife awarded £14.5 million mansion

Date: May 14th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A former air hostess has successfully persuaded the High Court in London to award her a multi-million settlement against her ex-husband in a claim based on a Victorian Act of Parliament. The Daily Mail reported that the woman, who resides in England on an investor’s visa, used the Married Woman’s Property Act, 1882, to apply… Read the full article

Wife of businessman to appeal against divorce settlement

Date: May 11th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Financial Times reports that Alison Sharland, the ex-wife of IT entrepreneur Charles Sharland, has been given permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against a financial settlement of £10.35 million made to her at the time of the couple’s divorce in 2012. Mrs. Sharland claims that her husband, the founder of AppSense, failed to… Read the full article

Mother Wins Appeal For Child To Return From Morocco To UK

Date: April 23rd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

According to Family Law Week, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a High Court judge erred in ruling that he had jurisdiction to order the return of a child to Morocco. The child, now aged eight, was born in the UK to Moroccan nationals in 2007. He and his parents left the UK and… Read the full article

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