Technical legal practice

Islamic ‘marriage’ ruling leads to calls for law change

An Islamic ‘marriage’ declared a non-marriage by the appeal court and therefore invalid, means the purported wife cannot make a financial claim. 

Mandatory or directory?

Alec Samuels makes the case for updating the Interpretation Act

Climate crisis: how should charities respond?

Mark Abbott navigates the ups and downs of backing activist causes, even when they’re aligned with your charity’s core mission

The great wealth shift

The great wealth transfer will offer significant opportunities for lawyers, as Pippa Allsop explains

The living and the death: the rise of proprietary estoppel cases

The equitable doctrine of proprietary estoppel is thriving and increasingly relied on by claimants before a promisor’s death, as Matthew Duncan explains

Pensions, offsetting and methodologies

The Pension Advisory Group has demystified the treatment of pensions, particularly offsetting pensions against other matrimonial assets, as Grace Lawrence explains

Where’s the equity

Equity partners may be seeing big rewards while earning for the firm, but what about on retirement? Kevin Wood explains what equity partners should consider when investing capital in the firm