27 June 2018
On 27 June, Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan won their appeal when the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which permits such unions for same sex but not opposite sex couples, was discriminatory and in breach of their human rights.
7 June 2018
Forsters partner and leading private client lawyer, Carole Cook, was quoted in an article by The Law Society Gazette.
The article, entitled 'Fiscal Ferment' explores the rate of change in the increasingly complicated global tax environment.
7 June 2018
Leading family lawyer, Rosie Schumm, was quoted in The Times Brief discussing the landmark case of Graham Mills.
5 June 2018
Jo Edwards, Head of Family and past Resolution chair, featured on BBC Radio 4's Law in Action to answer the question 'should it be easier to end a marriage?'.
30 May 2018
The Finance (No 2) Act 2017 requires disclosure of acts of historic non-compliance to HMRC by 30 September 2018. These provisions are known as the requirement to correct rule.
Trustees should be considering how they may be affected by this rule. In particular, the rule covers the obligations upon trustees to report and settle inheritance tax ten yearly charges.
25 May 2018
Head of Family, Jo Edwards discusses the case of Mr and Mrs Owens, as calls continue for divorce reform in England and Wales.
18 May 2018
Jo Edwards, Head of Family, wrote a piece for The Guardian making the case for a no-fault divorce system that would free spouses from apportioning blame for the breakdown of their marriage.
17 May 2018
Head of Family, Jo Edwards was invited onto BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire programme alongside Penny Mansfield and Natasha Brittan to provide expert opinion on England and Wales’s current divorce system and calls for divorce reform. During the programme Jo discusses the potential benefits of no fault divorce, including reducing conflict, particularly in cases involving children.
16 May 2018
Carole Cook, partner in our Private Client team, was quoted by The Law Society Gazette in their article 'On the money'.
15 May 2018
Leading family lawyer and partner in Forsters' Family team, Rosie Schumm and trainee solicitor, Jonathan Lyness, wrote a piece for Spear's magazine discussing the upcoming Supreme Court Judement as Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld campaign to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.