Ashley Murray ChambersThe Northern Circuit’s first virtual internet family law Barristers’ Chambers introducing for solicitors, if required, the unique facility to book Ashley Murray directly on line for divorce and financial remedy related representation and advice of clients. The model of the traditional city centre barristers’ chambers with high overheads is now outdated and unduly burdensome in costs adding significantly to the barristers’ fee to the client. In an internet age, the modern barrister’s practice has the capacity to be far more flexible and economical. The North West has long required a specialised family law chambers where solicitors and clients can access the highest calibre of barrister skilled in family work – Ashley Murray Chambers is intended to be a foundation for such a facility.
Ashley Murray Chambers has from 28th April 2015 become the first family practice in England and Wales to be registered with the Bar Standards Board and the Bar Indemnity Fund as Ashley Murray Limited, an entity to provide family finance advocacy, litigation, and expert legal advice services as regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
AshleyAshley is the most experienced specialised divorce and financial remedy senior barrister in the North West. Having been the first on Circuit to specialise exclusively in divorce and financial remedy cases nearly two decades ago, he has for many years been recognised nationally as a leading barrister in such work. He also has many published articles in leading law journals to his name and is the co-author of a standard legal textbook.
The width of the court’s discretion under s 31(1), MCA 1973 – for width read uncertainty: Mills v Mills
As is now well rehearsed, the Supreme Court had granted leave to appeal to H on a narrow basis, being ‘whether, in light of the fact that provision had already been made for W’s housing needs in the capital settlement, the Court of Appeal was entitled to interfere with the judge’s decision not to increase the periodical payments so as to cover all of the wife’s current rental costs’.
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Ideals in a less than ideal system
The Central Family Court has now issued a directive that family professionals will be expected to draw up non financial orders, if the case is concluded by 1pm, by 4.30 pm that day and, if concluded later that day, then by the start of business the next working day.
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