Road traffic accident claims tariff

The small claims track limit has been amended to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims arising from a road traffic accident (RTA) to £5000. The new limit will apply to claims where the accident occurs on or after 31st May 2021. For RTAs before 31st May 2021 and for accidents at work…

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Maintenance Pending Suit Applications

Maintenance pending suit (MPS) is financial support paid by one spouse to the other after divorce proceedings start until the divorce is finalised and a final adjustment of finances is made between the parties. Similar provisions apply to those in civil partnerships. Reasons for applying for maintenance pending suit Genuine need is the most common…

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Remote hearings in family cases

When England entered another national lockdown, the Lord Chief Justice said that no one should be asked to go to court unless strictly necessary and remote attendance must be the default position. According to HMCTS the number of family cases involving remote technology has increased by a  massive 90% since the pandemic began in March…

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Pension orders explained

If you get divorced or dissolve a civil partnership, your pension assets should be taken into account as part of any financial settlement. Pensions should not be ignored as they are often the most significant asset after a house. The courts are able deal with pension arrangements in one of 3 ways:- Pension Sharing order:-…

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