Do It Yourself Divorce Part Four – Preparation A Settlement Agreement

In the last do it yourself divorce article, I discussed how reaching an agreement is only a step in the process. A parenting plan and maritime settlement agreement must be prepared and filed with the Court. This is another area where do it yourself divorce participants can run into trouble. Since most do it yourself divorce participants do not have experience in drafting divorce agreements, its not uncommon to miss important details and end up with an incomplete agreement. One of the most common omissions is a detailed parenting plan.…

Divorce in the UK

Life events are common to many people's experience. Becoming a parent, moving house or getting married – these are all turning points in one's life. Sometimes we are aware of these events and are able to design a suitable plan. Sometimes things happen unexpectedly and we find it difficult to cope up with these uncertainties. One such case is seeking divorce. The conventional nuclear family is already a thing of the past: the challenge for 2020 is dealing with the results of its disappearance. The recent period of revolutionary upheaval…

Credibility of witness evidence justified dismissal under FCA’s ‘fit and proper’ test | Employment Law Blog

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has highlighted that if a court or tribunal criticises the credibility of witness evidence from a regulated financial services executive, then they are at risk of failing the fit and proper test, and being dismissed. With the employer’s assessment of their lack of honesty and integrity then a matter of record under the FCA’s regulatory references rules, securing new employment in the financial services sector will be very hard, if not impossible.  We recently looked at the FCA’s fit and proper test, and…