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Norfolk solicitor explains the benefits of a ‘good divorce’

Family solicitors at Norfolk-based law firm Clapham & Collinge LLP are supporting Resolution’s ‘Good Divorce Week 2020’, a national campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first.

Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of early legal advice, as it prepares to re-launch its Code of Practice. 

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart of proceedings. By seeking early professional advice, couples have the benefit of considering a range of options and making a decision that is most suitable to them. 

A head and shoulders picture ofNeale Grearson, who is a partner and head of the family law department at Clapham & Collinge LLP


Neale Grearson, who is a partner and head of the family law department at Clapham & Collinge

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Brexit: Hopes of deal ‘receding’ as UK-EU talks continue

Brexit talks are due to continue today amid warnings the prospect of a breakthrough is “receding”.

Negotiations between the UK and EU seemed to stall yesterday – with Britain claiming Brussels was calling for fresh concessions at the 11th hour.

And with the Brexit transition period due to end on December 31, there is little time to get a deal agreed by negotiators and approved by the EU’s leaders, Westminster and the European Parliament.

A senior UK Government source said: “At the 11th hour, the EU is bringing new elements into the negotiation.

“A breakthrough is still possible in the next few days but that prospect is receding.”

Fishing and the so-called “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition on state subsidies and standards remain the main issues to be resolved in the talks.

It is reported the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is expected to return to Brussels

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Prospect of Brexit trade deal breakthrough ‘receding’ as UK accuses EU of making fresh demands at 11th hour

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal have suffered a blow, with the UK accusing the European Union of making fresh demands at the 11th hour.

Hopes of an imminent deal appear to be fading after Thursday’s negotiations in London between the teams led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier.

A senior UK Government source said: “At the 11th hour, the EU is bringing new elements into the negotiation. A breakthrough is still possible in the next few days but that prospect is receding.”

The UK’s current trading arrangements with the bloc expire at the end of the month. This leaves little time to get a deal agreed by negotiators and approved by the EU’s leaders, Westminster and the European Parliament.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal he has already agreed, despite the current round of UK-EU talks

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Kids Amid Divorce – E! Online

Nearly six months after Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, legal decisions are being made regarding their roles as parents. 

On Nov. 19, the Grammy-winning singer was awarded primary physical custody in Los Angeles of her and Blackstock’s two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4. According to court documents filed on Nov. 30 and obtained by E! News, “under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody” and that the children “have not resided in Montana and that their current resident and their residence for the last several years has been Los Angeles, California.” 

As a result, the exes were granted joint legal custody and physical custody, but primary physical custody was given to Clarkson. “This custody order isn’t that big of a

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Chance of post-Brexit trade deal breakthrough ‘receding’, UK warns

Talks on a post-Brexit trade deal have suffered a blow, with the UK accusing the European Union of making fresh demands at the 11th hour.

The UK’s current trading arrangements with the bloc expire at the end of the month, leaving little time to get a deal agreed by negotiators and approved by the EU’s leaders, Westminster and the European Parliament.

Hopes of an imminent deal appear to be fading after Thursday’s negotiations in London between the teams led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier.

A senior UK Government source said: “At the 11th hour, the EU is bringing new elements into the negotiation.

“A breakthrough is still possible in the next few days but that prospect is receding.”

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal he has already agreed, despite the current round of UK-EU talks being

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Chances of post-Brexit trade deal with EU ‘receding’, UK warns

3 December 2020, 20:46 | Updated: 3 December 2020, 20:51

Trade talks between the UK and the EU appear to be hanging in the balance
Trade talks between the UK and the EU appear to be hanging in the balance.

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The chances of reaching a post-Brexit trade deal are “receding” due to fresh demands from the EU “at the eleventh hour”, the UK Government has said.

Hopes of the UK and the European Union reaching a trade agreement by the end of the week were dealt a blow on Thursday after the EU brought “new elements into the negotiation”.

Britain’s current trading arrangement with Europe will expire at the end of the month, giving the two sides little time to agree on a deal and have it ratified by the bloc’s leaders, Westminster and the European Parliament.

A senior UK Government source said on Thursday: “At the 11th hour, the EU is bringing new elements into the negotiation.

“A breakthrough is still possible

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Brexit: MPs to vote on UK Internal Market Bill as trade talks continue

Boris Johnson’s government is set to press ahead with plans that could throw a spanner in the works of post-Brexit trade negotiations. 

The Prime Minister is to pursue plans that will allow ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal despite the ongoing UK-EU trade talks being at a critical stage.

Under plans that will kick off on Monday, MPs will be asked to reinstate controversial legislation giving ministers the power to break international law by ignoring provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to Northern Ireland.

If MPs back the move it could undo significant work in the trade discussions, unless an agreement can be reached by then. 

READ MORE: Brexit: EU and UK government post-Brexit deal talks ‘intensify’

The move when first reported sent shockwaves throughout the EU, who have already taken the first steps in legal action over the legislation.

The bill, published on 9 September, has become

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Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up Brexit divorce deal

Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge. Negotiations continue to reach a UK-European Union trade deal by the end of the month.

Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal despite the current round of UK-EU talks being at a critical stage.

The Government confirmed it will ask MPs to reinstate controversial legislation giving ministers the power to break international law by ignoring provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to Northern Ireland.

MPs will vote on the UK Internal Market Bill on Monday, potentially throwing talks on a UK-European Union trade deal into crisis unless an agreement can be reached by then.

The EU has already taken the first steps in a legal action over the legislation.

The Government will also introduce the Taxation (Post-Transition Period) Bill, which reportedly includes measures to override parts

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Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge

Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal despite the current round of UK-EU talks being at a critical stage.



a close up of a flag: The development came as talks on a post-Brexit deal were continuing, led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier (Jonathan Brady/PA)


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The development came as talks on a post-Brexit deal were continuing, led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The Government confirmed it will ask MPs to reinstate controversial legislation giving ministers the power to break international law by ignoring provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to Northern Ireland.

MPs will vote on the UK Internal Market Bill on Monday, potentially throwing talks on a UK-European Union trade deal into crisis unless an agreement can be reached by then.

The EU has already taken the first steps in a legal action over the legislation.

The Government will also introduce the Taxation (Post-Transition Period) Bill, which reportedly includes measures to override parts of the divorce deal struck

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Brexit battle awaits MPs as controversial ‘law-breaking’ legislation returns

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is gearing up for a Brexit battle in the House of Commons next week, with key legislation scheduled to appear before MPs.

ommons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said the UK Internal Market Bill will return on December 7 following a series of defeats in the Lords, which saw peers remove controversial “law-breaking” powers that enable the Government to breach the Brexit divorce deal.

The Government has pledged to reinsert the controversial clauses, although this is likely to hinge on whether UK and EU negotiators reach an agreement in the coming days on future arrangements.

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Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg (Yui Mok/PA)


Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg (Yui Mok/PA)

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Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg (Yui Mok/PA)

Critics of the powers have suggested the Government has used the threat of breaching the Withdrawal Agreement as a negotiating tactic while also damaging the country’s global reputation.

But ministers have insisted the powers are required to protect the

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