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Financial Outcomes on Divorce in Four Common Law Jurisdictions: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong – David Hodson OBE MCIArb

In mid-September, my English friend and colleague, David Hodson, OBE, MCIArb, of The International Family Law Group LLP, London, was asked to present to a group of private client lawyers in that city, on the financial elements of divorce and family breakdown in leading  jurisdictions in South East Asia and Australasia namely, Hong Kong, Singapore, […]

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“I Love You, But…”

JUNO, a New Zealand financial investment magazine that aims to educate, inform, and empower its readers to make better financial decisions, recently asked me to write a piece on prenuptial agreements and how they can safeguard assets in the event of a relationship breakdown. The article was published in the recent Spring Edition of the […]

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Clayton v Clayton – the last chapter – What does it mean?

Late last year the New Zealand Law Society published an article I had written on Clayton v Clayton in LawTalk. That piece traversed my thoughts on the Supreme Court hearing held in September 2015, which I attended, and my predictions on the likely outcome. Although the Clayton’s agreed a final settlement before Christmas 2015, and before […]

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Clayton v Clayton – the Decision – Landmark or not?

In November 2015 I wrote an article for the New Zealand Law Society’s LawTalk magazine about the September sittings of the Supreme Court appeals in Clayton v Clayton. Although Mr and Mrs Clayton were able to reach a full and final settlement of their long-standing dispute in December (the terms of which were and are to […]

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