Finances on Separation

Duration of Spousal Maintenance: A hot topic

The recent case of Waggott v Waggott, has provided a strong indication of the court’s willingness to limit maintenance claims made by a spouse (most usually the wife) upon divorce.  However, the 30th Resolution National Conference on 20/21 April 2018 saw judges, journalists and lawyers further debating this point.  From the recent case law and lively debate, it is clear that there is much disagreement as to how ongoing financial provision should be made for a former spouse, both in terms of the amount and the length of time for which it should continue.

National law firm Stone King secures major hires and announces raft of partner promotions

Stone King is delighted to announce that Julian Blake, formerly joint head of Charity and Social Enterprises at Bates Wells Braithwaite, and commercial property lawyer Caroline Taylor, formerly partner at Michelmores LLP, have joined the national law firm as partners. The firm has also made five new partner promotions across the business.

Michael King retires from Stone King after guiding the law firm for more than 40 years

After more than four decades with Stone King, having been instrumental in its growth and prosperity, Michael King is bidding a fond farewell and retiring from the national law firm.

Michael has led Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise Group, been Senior Partner and Chairman and been instrumental in driving the firm’s growth in London, having established its first office there in 1990.


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