Family Law Blog

17 May 2017

Building resilience and keeping perspective when divorcing a narcissist

Three years ago, I wrote the blog “The challenges in divorcing a narcissist” in collaboration with Dr Paul Hokemeyer.  My interest was in part a reaction to my clients, who over the years often characterised their spouses as suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and in part to help me work better with the divorce cases that I consider “the difficult ones”.  Increasingly, I have since found myself representing families where the complexity is not always the resources (i.e. the wealth) or the international dimension but the people who are involved (although it is very often all three at once).

Michael Rowlands

17 May 2017

Brexit - Messy divorce or amicable settlement?

As part of our commentary and sharing of insights on Brexit, we are introducing a series of guest blogs with views and perspectives from other jurisdictions. We are always very keen to know how other countries view the UK's decision to leave the EU and what issues and challenges they believe the UK or indeed their nationals and country may face along the way, with particular reference to their jurisdictions. In this blog of the series, we are welcoming a view from the Netherlands with a blog by Sandra Verburgt, Partner at Delissen Martens and an international family lawyer and mediator. 



15 May 2017

United Arab Emirates - the latest "tax haven" to sign up to enhanced tax transparency

On the 21 April 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially signed up to the Multinational Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

David Sleight

5 May 2017

Brad Pitt speaks out on addiction and divorce

At last I have something in common with Brad Pitt - both of us spent part of this week speaking about divorce and drinking. Brad Pitt stunned the critics by talking openly about the impact of his drinking on his marriage to Angelina Jolie. These very public and honest words embrace in part The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous by an admission through others of the nature of his wrongs and recognition that his life had become unmanageable.  

Michael Rowlands

18 April 2017

Conspiracy to divorce - finding fault then and now

Family lawyers currently aim to minimise the animosity caused by English fault-based divorce law by agreeing the wording of “unreasonable behaviour” petitions with the other party before they are filed at court.  We want to reduce conflict and give our clients the best possible chance of reaching amicable agreements about their children and finances.

Lauren Evans

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