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Joint enterprise: A failure of the UK legal system?

  Rhiannon Graves For Avadis & Co. Solicitors 19.02.2016 In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court ruled this week that the controversial ‘joint enterprise’ law has been misinterpreted since its use in the Privy Council judgement on Chan Wing-Sui  v R [1985][1]. The law, which is part of common law rather than legislation, has become

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Child Arbitration Scheme To Be Launched

  Rhiannon Graves For Avadis & Co. Solicitors                                                             16.2.2016 In 2012, the Institute of Family Law Arbitration (ILFA) launched the Financial Arbitration Scheme as an alternative method of dispute resolution in family law [1]. The scheme, which covered family financial and property disputes, allowed couples to resolve disagreements without going through the court system.

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Common Law Marriage; A Common Law Myth

  Magda Zamojska For Avadis & Co. Solicitors 16.02.2016   Cohabitation is often frivolously referred to as ‘common law marriage’ but what many often forget is that this reference is just that – frivolous – since cohabiting relationships are not actually recognised by the law. The act of living together, especially if for a long

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