Cases, cases: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | May 29, 2014

A former model and fashion director has seen her second husband threatened with jail at the High Court in a battle over their £45 million marital assets. Alisa Thiry was awarded £32 million after splitting from French Connection co-founder Stephen Marks in 2004. She then married Belgian businessman Didier Thiry. Mrs Thiry had worked as creative […]

Pre-nuptial agreements; the ‘shockingly romantic’ truth

General | May 26, 2014

We’ve written before on the blog about pre-nuptial agreements. In Making fairness less elusive, we observed how since the case of Radmancher v Granatino 2008, case law in England has been moving closer towards an acceptance of the value of these arrangements. Their increasing validity is based on the strength of their perceived fairness, particularly […]

LiPs, pre-nups and statistics: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | May 15, 2014

A Court of Appeal judge has spoken of the ‘infinitely more difficult’ task of dealing with litigants in person in the family court. Giving judgment in a care case relating to four children in Stockport where the mother was unrepresented, Lady Justice Black said the case was ‘illustrative of an increasing problem’ faced by the court. She said […]