About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Phil Collins and Forum Shopping

News of Phil Collins most recent divorce payout of £25m to his 3rd wife emerged via the accounts of his management company according to a report in The Times. The newspaper used this story to then consider the issue of forum shopping quoting James Turner QC as saying that
"I’m aware of cases where wives have tricked their husbands into living in the
UK for a few months and then sprung divorce proceedings on them, .....It also
helps that prenuptial agreements are not binding in this country.”

The Lawyer has also published a piece on the difficulties of forum shopping by Julian Lipson and Clare Blakemore of Withers. The key point of the article is that attempts to reduce forum shopping have instead created a minefield of legislation.

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