Finance

What is the new economic crime bill and what has it been passed to do?

The UK’s new economic crime bill – the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act  or ECA – was recently rushed through because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine but what is the economic crime bill and what has it been passed to do? What is the new economic crime bill? In very broad terms, the ECA has been […]

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How will no fault divorce affect financial settlements?

No fault divorce came into effect in England and Wales on the 6th of April.  As it has widely been accepted this will be the biggest change to UK divorce law in our lifetimes, it’s important to consider how no fault divorce will affect financial settlements. Under the new Bill, one party will be able to file […]

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Has the Covid-19 pandemic provided the perfect cover for employee fraud?

Organisations spend tens of thousands of pounds every year to protect themselves against fraud but, with so much else for business owners to worry about, has the Covid-19 pandemic provided the perfect cover for employee fraud? Employee fraud is of course nothing new.  It takes a wide variety of forms from false expense claims to […]

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How do I get an order for financial remedies?

Financial remedies are part of the divorce process that deals with the financial side of the proceedings.  It is worth looking at how you get a financial remedy order. What are financial remedies? Financial remedies refer to a financial settlement following a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. Financial remedies were previously referred […]

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How does a financial settlement work in a divorce?

When you divorce or end a civil partnership you and your ex-partner will need to agree how to separate your finances. The separation of a couple’s finances is known as the financial settlement. Whilst some couples may be able to agree matters between themselves, many people still remain unsure as to how a financial settlement […]

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