Private client and family

After months of headline-grabbing, record-setting divorce cases and discrimination disputes, such as the £48m Charman divorce award, private client and family law still remain in a state of flux.

In July the Law Commission revealed recommendations for cohabiting couples who split up, saying they should be given the equivalent rights as divorcing couples, while the latest celebrity divorce to hit the headlines has been that of Arsenal star Thierry Henry.

This Private Client and Family Special Report turns the spotlight on whether cohabiting couples who split up should be provided with equal rights to married couples. It also shines the light on the race for jurisdiction in international divorce cases, as well the impact on small owner-managed businesses of the Arctic Systems tax case and subsequent moves by the Government to legislate against such tax breaks.