Prenups: Are they worth the paper they are written on?

Prenups: Are they worth the paper they are written on? By Dr. Donald Macfarlane | 27/08/2020 Table of Contents   By Marianne Stavrou (Trainee Solicitor – Family Law, SBP Law) and Dr Don Macfarlane Prenuptial agreements (PNAs) are frequently associated in the context of “high net worth” individuals and celebrity marriages. However, prenuptial agreements are becoming justifiably more common throughout [...]

By |2020-08-27T09:27:18+00:00August 27th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments

SBP Law contributes to GDPR Webinar

Link: Summary Event Timings: BST: 2pm - 3pm EDT: 9am - 10am It has now been over 2 years since GDPR came into effect. As most will now know, these regulations have dramatically increased the onus on organisations to take a proactive approach to data protection compliance and reduce risk around the way they [...]

By |2020-08-18T13:53:51+00:00August 18th, 2020|Acquisitions, Insolvency, Litigation|0 Comments

‘End of Blame Game’- now the waiting game

How long will it be before the 'No fault divorce' system can be used?There has been much publicity that parties will now be able to apply for a divorce without having to give a list of reasons against the other party as to why a divorce should be granted. Parties who wished to proceed in [...]

By |2020-07-27T12:23:23+00:00July 27th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments

Nightingale Courts to be set up – Press release on the 19th July 2020 by HMCTS, the MOJ and The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP

During the pandemic we have had the ‘Nightingale Hospital’ set up. Now we are to have Nightingale courts. So far 10 sites have been proposed to ‘host’ the ‘Nightingale Courts’. It is hoped that more suitable locations can be found in England and Wales so that this number can increase.The press release states that:‘This will [...]

By |2020-07-20T13:55:57+00:00July 20th, 2020|Litigation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paedophile hunters evidence can be used in prosecutions

Supreme Court rules that there is no right to engage in paedophilia and children’s rights must be protected so decoy evidence can be relied upon to obtain a conviction. By. Tamara Davis and Don Macfarlane (SBP LAW)   WARNING: The facts of this case may be regarded by many as unpleasant, concerning, and unsettling. Nonetheless, [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:34:14+00:00July 16th, 2020|Governments, International, Litigation|0 Comments

How does the court propose to recover as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?

On the st July 2020, a response was published by HMCourts and Tribunals Service to concerns as to how the court proposes to recover as a result of  Covid-19. The court service has had to be fast tracked into dealing with matters in the 21st Centuary and making more use of technology including remote hearings [...]

By |2020-07-08T15:58:12+00:00July 8th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments

No fault divorce – Press release from the MOJ on the 26th June 2020

"Blame game" to end as Divorce Bill receives Royal Assent. It is now official. there will be a No fault divorce system in England. The press release from the MOJ and the Rt. Hon. Robert Buckland QC MP on the 26th June 2020 confirms the position including that: 'The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act will: [...]

By |2020-06-26T19:51:01+00:00June 26th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments

Press release from MOJ on the 26th June 2020- Victims of domestic abuse – Emergency funding for organisations

Press release from MOJ on the 26th June 2020‘£22 million emergency coronavirus funding for more than 540 sexual violence and domestic abuse charitiesVictims of domestic abuse and sexual violence are benefiting from £22 million of emergency funding to help organisations providing support during the pandemic.’For further information see:

By |2020-06-26T12:40:00+00:00June 26th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments

Domestic Violence – Update from the MOJ

The Ministry of Justice has today published that there is to be a ' Major overhaul of family courts to protect domestic abuse victims'......'Survivors of domestic abuse and their children will receive greater protections after the government today (25 June 2020) announced an overhaul of how the family courts deal with the horrific crime'.For further [...]

By |2020-06-25T07:47:23+00:00June 25th, 2020|Litigation|0 Comments