Shackleton faces negligence claim from former client

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  • Wheelin' out the big guns

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  • I don't wish to be personal, however he sounds like a lovely chap, wanting to make sure his child lives in the same way it would have if he and his mother were still together.... though I am fairly sure it is entirely £7,000 a month to bring up a child is entirely unnecessary.

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  • The nation's dim view of bankers has been forever reversed by this article.

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  • These people are idiots.

    http://www.csacalculator.dsdni.gov.uk/calc.asp

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  • Blimey. That was a generous deal for mum and baby. £84000 a year plus rent on top. How long is Smith obliged to pay this for ? Surely over more than 3 years, if payments have to continue on the agreed basis, the damage to Smith is a lot more than £264, 351. I'm imagining that to achieve such a massive settlement, mum has given up a very lucrative career in the art world ? Or has she ?

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  • £7,000 per month, hat would only just cover the childcare costs in London and don't forget they will not get Child Benefit.
    What I cannot get over is the £95k fee. You can buy quite a few chairs for that!

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  • Greater Gatsby....what planet are you living on ? You can get childcare in London for less tha £7000 a month. You're telling me that child carers are on £84,000 a year in London ?

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  • How on God's earth did she justify a charge of £95k for advice on child support?
    It looks like she's been up to her old tricks again - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044047/Paul-McCartney-Madonna-divorce-lawyer-Fiona-Shackleton-marked-bills.html
    Does the woman's greed know no limits?

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  • If there has been negligent advice it is only fair that those culpable face the consequences. It would be illogical to infer character assessments of Mr Smith, or his suitability as a father, based on this.

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  • No doubt the advice was given in the light of a potential Schedule 1 Children Act claim. He appears to be able to afford £7000 but the CSA assessed at £600 odd because he pays himself a low salary, taking the rest of his cash in dividend for consultancy fees (guessing...)the CSA only assessments are still fairly blunt instruments and Schedule 1 claims are used to top up the CSA assessments...

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  • @ anonymous 2:56pm. To paraphrase the great "I" himself, a coward you are anonymous an expert on matrimonial law you are not

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  • Proceed with caution sir, lest I set John-Boy onto you.

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  • To more than you need. Child carers?? - I see you have no idea about life as a parent. I require a minimum of nanny, cleaner, sports coaches (x3), language teachers (x3 up until the age of 4 then x5 after that) just to help me cope with my 2. Thats even before school fees and the cultural breaks which are a must nowadays. I work jolly hard too so feel it is all well deserved.

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  • ....or could it just be sarcasm Mrs More Than You Need. Please dismount.

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