Divorce searches increase online in January

According to research by divorce support service Amicable, over 40,500 people will search “divorce” online in January. The figures further reveal that the cost of divorce to the taxpayer is rising and currently costs each adult £1,820. A distinct increase in online searches for divorce can also be seen in data provided by Google Trends, which shows

Louise Redknapp granted divorce

Louise Redknapp has divorced former footballer husband Jamie in a hearing which lasted  25 seconds by a judge who said she could not “reasonably be expected” to live with him. Judge Ian Mulkis granted a divorce decree at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London following a 19 year marriage. Neither Mr Redknapp nor

Immigration solicitor banned

A solicitor whose firm ran a series of immigration claims for judicial review with no prospect of success has been struck off. According to the Law Gazette, Azfar Naseem Bajwa, principal of east London firm A Bajwa & Co, misled clients into thinking they had a prospect of success in cases which he knew could

Benefit cheat claimed £55,000

A benefit cheat falsely claimed over £55,000 whilst simultaneously receiving money from her husband every month. Newport Crown Court heard Sharon Calder, 57, had falsely claimed £55,444.43 in benefits including income support, housing benefit, and council tax benefit from around 2009. Calder had also received around £68,000 in inheritance. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)