The 1975 Act: Contracts to leave property by will

Sismey v Salandron illuminates the risks to a party attempting to hold an estate to a lifetime contract that property would be left to them, or to anyone seeking to unbind the estate from the ties of such a contract. Imogen Halstead discusses While the court has previously discussed the possibility of collusive divorce settlements …
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Financial remedies: A misspent youth?

Barbara Reeves reflects White v White, 21 years after this seminal judgment, and the development of the law since Financial outcomes for women on divorce tend to be worse than for men across the board and compensation might have been an ideal way to seek to remedy this position, but unfortunately, so far, it appears …
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Divorce: A limited power

Antonia Barker explores the set aside of a decree of divorce and the strict procedural requirements to be followed A decree absolute is a judgment which is definitive of a person’s status and they, and the rest of the world, must be able to rely upon it, as so many of an individual’s legal and …
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