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Lloyd Platt & Co awarded UK Divorce Law Firm of Year 2016

Lloyd Platt & Co were thrilled to announce today the firm’s award for Law Firm of the Year in Divorce Law for the United Kingdom.  The firm are recognised both nationally and internationally for their work as family practitioners and mediators.  Vanessa Lloyd Platt, Director, regularly blogs for the Huffington Post and the firm are leaders in all areas of family law with Director Vanessa Lloyd Platt, regularly appearing in all parts of the media to deal with immediate and pressing family issues and commenting on celebrity divorces.

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No default Bill to be put before Parliament on Friday 13 May

Divorce lawyers countrywide were bristling with anticipation in January 2016 for the second reading of the “no fault divorce” bill which was introduced by Richard Bacon MP. Due to the previous session of Parliament being so jammed full of other matters the reading was postponed. This will be before Parliament on Friday 13 May. Some politicians are suggesting that this will be very unlucky for marriages generally if it is passed.

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Celebrity Marriages Last Just 7.4 Years on Average

Research from celebrity divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd-Platt, to mark the launch of new truTV show ‘Fatal Vows’ , shows that celeb marriages are 75% shorter than the national average, and are twice as likely to get divorced.

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To Leave or Not to Leave?

As Boris Johnson declared for Brexit two weeks ago, ie his support for Britain leaving the Eurozone, little could he have envisaged the knock on effect of this? Whilst it was predictable that such a political heavyweight, giving his support to such contention might affect currency and shares (this because of the added uncertainty of the British position in leaving the security of the Eurozone) what no one for saw was its impact elsewhere. Put simply, divorce lawyers country wide want to hug Boris because of the overwhelming influx of divorce and cohabitation cases as a consequence.

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The case of Francoise Rapp v David Rapp: Client wins £7.4 divorce pay-out

In the recent case of Francoise Rapp v David Rapp, we are exceedingly pleased on behalf of our client Francoise Rapp that the correct decision was made by the Court of Appeal in this matter. You can view the judgement on our reported cases page.

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Can I protect my interests prior to a divorce?

Can I protect my interests prior to a divorce?

The cardinal rule is: don’t leave the house [in the event of relationship breakdown]. Doing so puts the other party in the driving seat. Try to get together as much legitimate paperwork as you can. Often, people come in with bags of stuff we are not allowed to look at because it has not been legitimately gained. If you go through your husband’s text messages or briefcase and take papers, they cannot be used. There are strict boundaries. Be aware of what his assets might be, what you have in your savings, and so forth. But do not panic about what you don’t know – 99 per cent of women have no idea what their partners earn. Don’t feel foolish or silly; this is normal. Be vigilant: as soon as credit cards are closed down, hotfoot it to the solicitor. Money being moved out of a joint account should ring alarm bels.

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If we split up, what are Fido's legal rights?

Our director and senior Divorce Solicitor, Vanessa Lloyd Platt, was delighted to write an article for The Jewish Chronical on the revolutionary Pet-Nup. Read the full article here.

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Guide to Prenuptial Agreements

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A document that attempts to regulate how two people will deal with their finances, both during the marriage and in the event of a breakdown of that relationship, including in the event of separation and divorce. A Prenuptial Agreement can also regulate what will happen in relation to the parties’ finances upon the death of either party.

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What’s Best for the Child

Lloyd Platt & Co recently had an article published in The Guardian on the misconceptions involved in private law children cases. You can read the article below.

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Lawyer Monthly Awards Lloyd Platt & Co. Divorce Law Firm of the Year UK 2015

lawyer legal awardsLloyd Platt & Co are delighted to confirm that following our recent short listed nomination for the Lawyer Monthly Legal Award 2015 we have been selected as the outright winner and recipient of the Divorce Law Firm of the Year UK. 

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The Rise of the 'Pet-Nup'

A Pet Nup created by Lloyd Platt & Co. last year has now become exceedingly popular and a survey in the Daily Mail today confirmed that it is being used countrywide.    
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Vanessa speaks to Vanessa Feltz about Divorce, Pensions and Burial Plots!

Lloyd Platt & Co.’s proprietor and lead divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt was delighted to appear on Vanessa Feltz Radio show BBC London 94.9 this morning to discuss divorce, pensions and burial plots! Listen here (2 hours 40 minutes in).

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Lloyd Platt & Co Corporate Event With The Stars

Lloyd Platt & Co Corporate Event With The Stars

On Saturday 16th May, Lloyd Platt & Co held their corporate event, to celebrate winning several awards this year, at the sensational location of Madame Tussauds.  The event was attended by many real and breathing celebrities including Radio and Television Presenter Vanessa Feltz and her partner Ben Ofoedu, Good Morning Britain Presenter Dr Hilary Jones, together with his presenter partner Dee, veteran Good Morning Britain Presenter John Stapleton, and his campaigner wife Lynn Folds-Wood, Luciana Berger MP (Liverpool & Wavertree) whose landslide victory during the election has seen her in the headlines ever since, Reporter & Writer Monica Porter who has been constantly in the media spotlight as a result of her two bestselling books, leading charity adviser Shirley Anne Lewis together with her husband Martin Lewis, financial adviser. Also in attendance was Andy Jacobs of Talk Sport Radio and Paul Levrant, celebrity hypnotherapist. Numerous other stars sent their apologies for their non-attendance due to the fact that they were attending either at the Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA celebrations and the like.

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When puppy love fades - Lexis Nexis Interview on the rise of the Pet Nup

Since teaming up with the Blue Cross in September last year to create the world’s first Pet-Nup, we’ve seen a great deal of interest around the phenomenon. Click here to read Vanessa Lloyd Platt’s interview with Lexis Nexis in which she explains why the Pet Nup was invented. 

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Sex and Money in Relationships

Relationship breakdown increased in the last year and as a consequence we conducted a survey of two areas that seemed to present particular flashpoints in relationships. Our firm undertook a survey of one hundred people including fifty women and fifty men and posed three questions to them namely:-

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Award Winning London Family Law Practice seeks Experienced Legal Secretary

North London solicitors practice dealing exclusively with matrimonial and criminal law seeks an experienced legal secretary to support existing team.

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Pet Nup achieves International Recognition

Lloyd Platt & Co. are delighted that our joint venture with The Blue Cross to invent the world’s first Pet Nup has achieved international recognition!

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Vanessa Lloyd Platt Awarded UK Divorce Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Corporate Livewire

Lawyer of the year corporate livewireLloyd Platt & Company are thrilled to announce that our Proprietor and Senior Divorce Lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt has been awarded Corporate Livewire’s UK Divorce Lawyer of the Year 2014.

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Lloyd Platt & Company Awarded UK Leading Divorce Law Firm of the Year 2014 at ACQ Global Awards

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Vanessa Lloyd Platt speaks with Vanessa Feltz to discuss Children and Divorce

Lloyd Platt & Co.’s proprietor and lead divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt was delighted to appear on Vanessa Feltz Radio show BBC London 94.9 this morning to discuss the impact of divorce on children; an issue which Vanessa feels very strongly about.

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