Samantha Woodham comments on the efficacy of prenuptial agreement

Samantha Woodham comments on the effectiveness of Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s prenuptial agreement and potential outcomes under UK law following their highly publicised divorce proceedings.

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Alan Inglis in memorium

It is with great sadness that 4PB announces the death of our friend and colleague, Alan Inglis.  Alan was unique; the only family barrister and advocate, qualified to practice in England and Wales and Scotland, he was admired and very much loved on both sides of the border.


Kieran Ball writes for Wealth Briefing

Kieran Ball comments in Wealth Briefing on a ruling by the Supreme Court against a claim to pursue financial relief during or after divorce when a spouse has died.

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Baljinder Bath write for Local Government Editors

Baljinder Bath writes for Local Government Editors on the deprivation of liberty laws and how they are not fit for purpose in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children.

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Jacqueline Renton and Mani Basi successfully defend 1980 Hague Convention case

Jacqueline Renton, leading Mani Singh Basi successfully defended a 1980 Hague Convention case in Z v Z [2023] EWHC 1673. In particular, the case was successfully defended on a) wrongful retention b) habitual residence and c) Article 13b.

The case provides useful guidance on these exceptions to a summary return.

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Joy Brereton KC and Frankie Shama successful in Court of Appeal

Joy Brereton KC and Frankie Shama were successful on behalf of the appellate mother in the Court of Appeal in a case regarding a Judge’s assessment of the ability of a child to instruct their own solicitor.

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