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 The model of the traditional city centre barristers’ chambers with high overheads is now outdated and unduly burdensome in costs adding significantly to the barristers’ fee to the client.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.
Case update: O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer  EWHC 1838 (Fam)
Waggott rules OK – Facts Decision on appeal – Commentary
An appeal before Francis J from a first instance financial remedy decision of His Honour Judge O’Dwyer which follows the approach required following Waggott v Waggott  2 FLR 406, that a spouse’s future income capacity or potential post-divorce is off limits to the sharing principle unless need or compensation require otherwise and provides a welcome working example of the extent of capital amortisation necessary in the exercise of assessing the weaker financial spouse’s income to meet needs.
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One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer
|An analysis of XW v XH  EWCA Civ 2262|
In White (2000) Lord Nicholls powerfully emphasised “one principle of universal application“, namely that:
- “In seeking to achieve a fair outcome, there is no place for discrimination between the husband and the wife and their respective roles“, at p.605 B/C; and
- “..whatever the division of labour chosen by the husband and wife, or forced upon them by circumstances, fairness requires that this should not prejudice or advantage either party when considering” their respective contributions, at p. 605 D; and
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