Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pre-Nuptial Agreements In Essex: Join Us At The Hylands Estate Wedding Fayre

If you’re planning your wedding, your head will be filled with plans for your flowers, dress and morning suit, guest list, reception dinner and more. It can be a busy time with a lot to think about.
As much as you’ve got on your to-do list at the moment, it’s an essential time to start considering certain legal questions that arise when you get married. Of course this can be a sensitive matter, which some couples are hesitant to discuss.
Pre-nuptial agreements, for example, might be the least romantic subject for brides and grooms to-be. However, they’re incredibly important to consider. But how do you bring up pre-nuptial agreements without seeming insensitive or uncommitted?
Will your partner think you’re selfish, or that you don’t expect your marriage to last? Are they only for very wealthy couples or partners who may stand to r…

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Update: Best Practices in Essex and Suffolk Family Court

Recently the Designated Family Judge for Essex and Suffolk, HHJ Lynn Roberts, issued an important missive highlighting the requirements and providing information for all practitioners.
The notes below are a summary but we strongly recommend reading the entire document regarding best practices in Essex and Suffolk family court.
Divorce Work
A reminder – Bury St Edmunds divorce centre is now issuing and processing divorce petitions, as well as civil partnership dissolution applications for the area. The Bury St Edmunds divorce centre is also issuing form A for divorce cases issued at Bury St Edmunds, listing FDAs in the most local court.  HHJ Roberts advises:

By October 2015 the divorce centre should be processing applications within 24-48 hours.
Urgent petitions can be listed in the local court. This is relevant to applications which ma…

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Please Join Us for our Annual Garden Party

We’re delighted to welcome you to Highfield House on 18th September for our annual garden party.
Whether or not you’re attending our CPD seminars beforehand, please join us from 5:30pm for tasty nibbles, drinks and entertainment from Irish folk duo, ‘The Celtic Twins.’
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP with Angela Hiskey by email or telephone 01245 505673.
We look forward to seeing you here!

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Continuing Professional Development Seminars in September

Please join us for our latest continuing professional development seminars on 18th September.

 9.30am Registration & Coffee
10am Start
The Pursuit of Fairness: Developments in TOLATA and Cohabitation Property Disputes
11.00am Coffee Break
Enforcement by Committal in Financial Remedy Proceedings
12.15pm Lunch
1.15pm Registration & Coffee
Relocation: Art or Science
The Unholy Grail of Shared Parenting
3.30pm Coffee Break
Public Law Update Case Studies
 To be held in the Marquee at Trinity Chambers on
18th September 2015, from 9.30am
Rex Howling QC
John Brooke-Smith
Andrew Bailey
Richard Balchin
Eugene Ahern
There will be 5 CPD points available for this event, with 2 CPD points in the morning and 3 CPD points for the afternoon.  The format will broadly be the same as last year, being in the styl…

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