Cost Orders in Family Law: A costly business

Grainne Fahy, Partner and Head of Family Law at BLM talks about cost orders in family law, how compliance and failure to negotiate sensibly are causing issues where they didn’t in the past and the cost consequences for unnecessary litigation.

Writing for Today's Family Lawyer, Grainne said: "There has undoubtedly been an increase of cost orders in financial remedy proceedings and so compliance and the failure to negotiate sensibly are causing more issues than they did previously. Whilst these proceedings can be dominated by ill feeling between separating spouses, they must be extremely careful not to litigate out of spite or for the sake of it and the costs should be proportionate to the complexity of the case."

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