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30 Nov 2022 Signing Invisible Contracts When Moving In With A Partner

In WealthBriefing, Partner and Head of Family, Emily Brand highlights how couples choosing to cohabit should consider documenting their intentions in relation to their property and finances from the start so both parties know what their respective entitlement and rights are.

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28 Jul 2022 To remain relevant, the institution of marriage needs a rethink

Before we can restore faith in the institution of marriage, family law needs to be brought up to date, argues Family Partner, Emily Brand.

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23 Jun 2022 Family court system ‘has reached breaking point’

In The Times, Family Partner, Emily Brand reflects on the delays in the Family Courts and how this increases the financial and emotional cost for the parties involved.

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20 Jun 2022 300 years of family life – science, sex or psychology?

In a recent edition of the ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce magazine, Partner, Emily Brand and Associate, Genevieve Smith provide a detailed account of the diverse and illuminating panel discussion the team held around modern relationships, love, sex and marriage to celebrate the firm’s long and illustrious history.

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26 May 2022 Marriage renegotiation: the rise of post-nuptial agreements and ‘relationship MOTs’ amongst long-married couples

In The Telegraph, Family Partner, Emily Brand considers ‘relationship MOTs’ and post-nuptial agreements for long-married couples.



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16 May 2022 Boodle Hatfield celebrates their 300th anniversary with an enlightening discussion around love, sex and marriage

Boodle Hatfield’s renowned family law team held a diverse, thought-provoking panel discussion on what drives our relationships and whether the institution of marriage will continue for another three hundred years, and, if so, in what format.

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01 Apr 2022 Number of divorce applications hit record low

Family Partner, Emily Brand reflects on the recent Family Court statistics published that show divorce applications have reached the lowest levels since 2003.

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14 Feb 2022 300 Years of Family Life

February – with Valentine’s Day at its heart – is the month for romance. And, as our firm celebrates its 300th anniversary, we want to look at how family life, love and marriage have altered since 1722, the year our firm was founded.

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06 Dec 2021 Relationships: Life on the edge?

In the recent edition of the Family Law Journal (Legallease), Family Partner, Emily Brand explores whether there should be legal reform to protect the rights of ‘throuples’.

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15 Sep 2021 Should I go to a litigation funder to pay for my divorce?

In the Financial Times, Family Partner Emily Brand considers the impacts of litigation funding for a spouse who has been locked out of shared bank accounts ahead of divorce proceedings.

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