Knight Polson Limited supported the Saints Foundation Charity Golf Day on 10 May 2017. Daniel Cottrell, Director and colleague Peter Booker, Solicitor were delighted to join the charity and other keen golfers for the event.
On 27th October 2016 we hosted a charity 5 a side football tournament at St Georges School, Southampton to support and raise awareness for the Saints Foundation. With relentless support from other professional businesses the day was a great success and we managed to raise over £500. The Saints Foundation had a great presence at the tournament and one of their teams even made it to the final but unfortunately lost to the eventual winners… Wilkins Kennedy. Congratulations to Wilkins Kennedy for winning the tournament, they played very well and were deserved winners.
With the Brexit vote due to take place this Thursday, we have examined some of the key European cases which have had a major impact on UK law and setting precedents on how future cases should be decided.
Daniel Cottrell, Director and Head of Civil Litigation here gives his opinion on the effects of Brexit from a litigation perspective.
“The 23rd June 2016 closes in with the real possibility that Britain could be away from a very powerful membership. I am no expert on Brexit (far from it in fact) but, as a lawyer in dispute resolution, this would mean the UK’s legal system would be subject to change and would have an impact on all lawyers.
Nicola Mitchell, Director and Head of the family department here at QSKP has been considering, along with her team, the possible effects of ‘Brexit’ on the legal system, specifically from a family lawyer’s perspective. She’s provided a ‘snapshot’ of their thoughts below.
Divorces between English and Welsh nationals residing in the UK are unlikely to be affected by Brexit. However where there are jurisdictional issues (i.e one or both parties residing outside the UK), Brexit could bring about an end to the ‘rush to Court’ phenomenon which is currently governed by EU Regulation. Rush to Court is exactly as it sounds: one party tries to seek to issue their application first, generally in England or Wales, due to the fact that the Courts here are regarded as one of the most generous in Europe. It is highly likely that the rush to Court would change if we left the EU, although unless you’re the spouse of a non-British-domiciled billionaire, it’s unlikely to affect you. If Brexit happens then we will simply have to wait and see whether London continues to be the ‘international divorce capital’ of the world.