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August 27, 2009

England has long been out of step with much of the rest of the world when it comes to the enforceability of pre-nuptial agreements.

England has long been out of step with much of the rest of the world when it comes to the enforceability of pre-nuptial agreements. In July, the headlines which greeted the Court of Appeal's landmark judgment in Radmacher v Granatino proclaimed that England was finally in step with the rest of the world: if you have a pre-nup, you can rely on it in the English Courts. The reality is more complicated. The ruling is the clearest indication yet that the English Courts will give significant weight to pre-nups, but wealthy individuals and families must still beware.

September 1, 2006

The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside by Richard Benson, Penguin Books Ltd

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers, producers of family and family business histories. www.camdenwriters.com

The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside by Richard Benson, Penguin Books Ltd

Richard Benson, a journalist living in London, received a call one morning from his dad: "Me and thy mam's got a bit of bad news for thee."

November 1, 2005

Booths is a chain of supermarkets in the North-West of England that is in its fifth generation. The company prides itself on customer service, the high quality of its produce – much of it local – and its strong regional identity, writes Emma French

Booths is a chain of supermarkets in the North-West of England that is in its fifth generation. The company prides itself on customer service, the high quality of its produce – much of it local – and its strong regional identity, writes Emma French

July 1, 2004

Many younger generation members find themselves in the position of a predestined future in the family business. This personal experience argues that work experience outside the family business is good preparation

Bella Hopewell is a managing partner with C. Hoare & Co.

Many younger generation members find themselves in the position of a predestined future in the family business. This personal experience argues that work experience outside the family business is good preparation

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