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Help with Divorce from David McHardy

David McHardy LLB is an experienced family lawyer and mediator for the Essex branch of specialist family law firm Jones Myers LLP. He is a Lieutenant Bailiff in the Royal Courts of Guernsey and a prominent member of Essex Family Solutions Group.

Is a tax-break enough of an incentive to say ‘I Do'?

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Although families are to benefit from tax free childcare vouchers in the recent budget, Chancellor George Osborne's failure to implement tax breaks for married couples is seen as a ‘slap in the face' for traditionalists in his party. Although families...

Why one size does not fill all with mediation

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Family Justice Minister Lord McNally is calling on mediators to lead the way in helping separating couples resolve their issues without going to court. Lord McNally said: “My message to you as practitioners and supervisors is simple – your time is...

My take on Lord Neuberger's warning of the brutal consequences of legal aid cuts

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

By Peter Jones, Partner, Jones Myers Recently Lord Neuberger, the UK's most senior judge, warned that reforms introduced from April 1 – which will scrap legal aid for family matters including financial issues, residency and contact with children â€...

How to protect your assets if your partner declares ‘I'm Out!'

Posted over 7 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Duncan Bannatyne's acrimonious divorce – he recently tweeted that he'd been “divorced for money” by a “gold digging family”- raises the question “how do you protect your assets if your marriage fails?” Duncan Bannatyne’s acrimonious...