On 28 June 2018, Kelly Noel-Smith participated in STEP’s roundtable discussion at the Law Society as part of a select group of private client specialists.Read more
Jo Edwards quoted in The Times, The Times Brief and Family Law, providing commentary on the Family Court Quarterly statistics
The Ministry of Justice quarterly statistics for January to March 2018, released on 28 June, show that some divorce centres are taking up to twice as long as last year to process applications for Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute, taking up to 27 and 51 weeks respectively.Read more
Jo Edwards quoted in The Times Brief and eprivateclient on the Supreme Court ruling that lack of availability of civil partnerships for heterosexual couples discriminates against heterosexual couples
On 27 June, Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan won their appeal when the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which permits such unions for same sex but not opposite sex couples, was discriminatory and in breach of their human rights.Read more
Forsters partner and leading private client lawyer, Carole Cook, was quoted in an article by The Law Society Gazette.
The article, entitled 'Fiscal Ferment' explores the rate of change in the increasingly complicated global tax environment.Read more
Leading family lawyer, Rosie Schumm, was quoted in The Times Brief discussing the landmark case of Graham Mills.Read more
Jo Edwards, Head of Family and past Resolution chair, featured on BBC Radio 4's Law in Action to answer the question 'should it be easier to end a marriage?'.Read more
The Finance (No 2) Act 2017 requires disclosure of acts of historic non-compliance to HMRC by 30 September 2018. These provisions are known as the requirement to correct rule.
Trustees should be considering how they may be affected by this rule. In particular, the rule covers the obligations upon trustees to report and settle inheritance tax ten yearly charges.Download PDF
Head of Family, Jo Edwards discusses the case of Mr and Mrs Owens, as calls continue for divorce reform in England and Wales.Read more
Jo Edwards, Head of Family, wrote a piece for The Guardian making the case for a no-fault divorce system that would free spouses from apportioning blame for the breakdown of their marriage.Read more
Head of Family, Jo Edwards was invited onto BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme alongside Penny Mansfield and Natasha Brittan to provide expert opinion on England and Wales’s current divorce system and calls for divorce reform. During the programme Jo discusses the potential benefits of no fault divorce, including reducing conflict, particularly in cases involving children.Read more