Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

It must be nearly Christmas for real – not the phoney Christmas created by supermarkets which these days is interrupted by Halloween.  Trick or Treat?  I have never been sure that criminal law is suspended on October 31st so demanding (sweets) with menaces, assault...
Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

Government Rejects Rescindment of Divorce Fee Rise

Earlier this year, the fee payable to Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service to issue divorce petitions rose (virtually overnight) from £410 to a whopping £550. The House of Commons Justice Committee recommended that this increase should be rescinded, a...
Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

UK Government Opting In To Updated European Family Law

The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation to replace the wordy but well known (to family lawyers at least) Regulation 2201/2003 which is more commonly known as Brussels IIa. This is the law which deals with cross-border family matters and is adopted by EU...
Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

Naked Ambition

Our cable box records ‘suggestions’ and whilst it routinely fills up the 50 slots inappropriately, it also finds shows that intrigue.   As part of our deliberate viewing includes ‘First Dates’ in which hopefuls of all ages veer between enchanting and excruciating, it...
Don’t let Christmas drive you Crackers

No Vice Penguins

I have no idea what is taught in school as to ‘morality’ these days.  It seems unlikely that many of us have gone through the Sister Act experience of earnest matrons lecturing us on ‘sin’ or enduring a brutal masterclass in punishing bad language such as Kathleen...