Caroline Ryan


18-July-2018

Business meeting

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision by the Court of Appeal for a husband to increase payments to his ex-wife following her mismanagement of finances. Today’s unanimous decision allowed the appeal of the husband in Mills v Mills, concluding…


29-September-2017

Since the early 1970’s the Courts have been required to take into account the value of any pension held by both parties to a divorce in determining their financial settlement. However, before the introduction of pension sharing, it was not…


1-August-2017

On divorce, the parties are required to provide full financial disclosure which includes information regarding any pension provision.


5-June-2017

How much does a divorce cost? There is a court fee to issue the divorce petition which is currently £550. If you are on a low income or benefits you may be able to apply for some or all of…



1-December-2016

Serious harm notifications increase Local authorities are required to notify Ofsted of incidents where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and: A child has died A child has been seriously harmed A looked after child has died (including cases…


3-November-2016

Often a pension can be a valuable asset to take into account, particularly when one spouse is contributing a lot more into their pension fund. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still a marital asset and will…


20-September-2016

When relationships break down sometimes the best solutions are those which you can work out for yourselves, together. You still have the benefit of your own independent legal advisor but the legal advisors appointed will be collaborative practitioners.