Saturday, February 27, 2010

Short n Sweet

Following the recent decision in White v Withers, Resolution has released to its members some 'Advice on self help'. It is short and to the point, and I shall quote it in full (although hopefully there aren't any family lawyers out there who don't know this already):
·as a general rule your clients should not take original or copy documents from their spouse.

They should only do so if they have substantial concerns that their spouse will not make full and frank financial disclosure and if their lawyer has advised them to do so.

· they should never access or download materials from their spouse's computer - it would probably be a criminal offence to do so.

Obviously, this advice should go with Resolution’s Guide to Good Practice on Disclosure.

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