It has been 12 months since Robin Koolhoven (Director) and Alexander Francis (Solicitor) joined our Commercial team, so we thought it was a good time to give you an update on what they have been up to...
You can hardly have missed the recent headlines about health and social care; from bed blocking to the hastily abandoned social care proposals of the general election. Who pays for care is the big issue no one seems willing to tackle.
A recent survey has revealed a remarkable level of ignorance about pensions between spouses when they talk about financial arrangements on divorce.
In these columns we have often spoken about the vital importance which pension funds should play in making a fair sharing between couples. These funds are often the second largest of the assets owned by the parties after the matrimonial home and sometimes even more valuable. Against that background, it can be seen that without considering how pensions are to be dealt with, it is almost impossible to ensure that a fair financial solution can be achieved.The party who is most likely to lose out is the wife.