Vicki McLynn
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Vicki McLynn is a Partner in the Family team at Pannone LLP (www.pannone.com/services/family-personal-and-financial/family), one of the UK’s most renowned law firms. Although skilled in many different aspects of relationship breakdown, she specialises in complex financial cases, cohabitation disputes and divorces featuring business interests.

Accredited as a specialist by the Family lawyers' group Resolution, Vicki is also a trained collaborative lawyer who acts for a wide range of wealthy UK-based and international clients.

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Marriage, Uncertainty and the Divorce Deterrent

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (18:55)

It might sound like a contradiction in terms but change is a constant in my work as a family lawyer.

Every day, I am confronted with individuals whose lives are shifting - from being single to becoming a spouse, from married life through divorce and for parents seeing their children...

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That's I.T! Workplace Technology as the 'Third Party' in Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (11:02)

The rapid advance of technology over the last few decades has brought with it many blessings.

We now possess the ability to manage different aspects of our lives from mobile devices no bigger than the palms of our hands. We can bank, buy, stay in touch with relatives and friends...

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Divorce, 'Girl Power' and Economic Recovery

(3) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (15:55)

Those people searching for signs of an upturn after a recession described by some commentators as the worst to afflict the UK in a century have been eagerly scrutinising several key indicators for confirmation that the country's economy is in recovery.

In recent weeks, there has been positive...

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Parental Child Abduction: A Hope for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (15:39)

The forthcoming holiday season provides an opportunity for families to spend time together. Sadly, it can also exacerbate tensions which may result in them breaking apart.

Such division can have long-lasting consequences for the adults involved and for any children.

That impact is at the heart of a new awareness...

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The Private Life of the Modern British Pensioner

(0) Comments | Posted 6 September 2013 | (17:32)

It seems that those of us yet to reach the age when we can start to draw our pension form wildly different perceptions of those above the age of 65.

They tend to be regarded by their communities and by comedians with curiously varied degrees of respect. People either dwell...

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Middle Age and New Beginnings

(13) Comments | Posted 27 June 2013 | (20:30)

Eighty years ago, the American psychologist Walter Pitkin was credited with coining a phrase which summarised the reinvigorated zest for life in what was then perceived to be middle age. "Life begins at 40" and was, he wrote in a self-help book of the same title, "the revolutionary...

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Children, Courts and an Unwanted Record

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (08:30)

The break up of every domestic relationship has consequences of one sort or another.

Many adults find it possible to get over the distress and get on with the rest of their lives. The involvement of children, however, increases the potential for complications, as both parents try to do what...

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Innocents Abroad: The Rise of Cross-Border Child Abduction by Parents

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2013 | (09:15)

In recent years, the world has seemed a more connected place.

Palm-sized technology has condensed contact between continents while the flow of people across time zones has increased dramatically.

Experience of new horizons - and the different cultures, cuisines and tongues which comes from it - has made for a...

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Rising Cohabitation and Its Impact On Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (12:37)

The release of official data on divorce has, in recent years, become an eagerly-awaited event for social trend-spotters, politicians and family lawyers alike.

The first group avidly fillet the figures in an attempt to determine patterns of behaviour which may translate into policy initiatives drawn up by the second. Divorce...

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Is Pro-Marriage Campaign on Firm Foundations?

(1) Comments | Posted 1 May 2012 | (00:00)

The number of marriages in England and Wales has been in almost constant decline for the past four decades, so recent figures showing that there had been a slight rebound were the cause for genuine cheer among its proponents.

According to the Office of National Statistics, 3.7% more...

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Bills and Break-Ups: The Financial Cost of Conflict in Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2012 | (10:06)

The break-up of a marriage can exact a significant price on those involved. Children, family, friends and even pets can all be affected to some degree in addition to the husband and wife.

To the emotional toll can be added the financial elements of separation - lump sums, property transfers,...

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Courts, Cohabitation and Confusion

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2011 | (11:05)

The changing face of British family life has meant that, sadly, break-up is a common occurrence.

Whether couples are married or not, they frequently involve legal proceedings to tie up the loose ends of relationships - dividing what joint assets which might have been built up during a marriage,...

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'Wife-Friendly' UK Prompts International Divorce Race

(6) Comments | Posted 12 October 2011 | (00:00)

Almost anyone living outside London knows that when you pop to the city for work or pleasure, you're likely to pay a few per cent more for meals, hotels and everyday items than you will elsewhere across the UK.

Even so, those of us working in family law have found...

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