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Lawyers Give Lineker A Red Card For Tackling Divorce Issues

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Divorce lawyers have this week defended themselves against an off-side strike by former footballer Gary Lineker who is calling for a “mathematical equation” to help couples divorce quickly.

Head of family law, Daniel Prince, said twice-divorced Mr Lineker’s comments did not take into account the whole process and said each case was different.

“There can be many routes to divorce and each case is assessed on its merits and a one size fits all online approach is not the best way forward,” said Mr Prince.

“At Pearsons we have specially trained lawyers who can take a couple through the collaboration route, sitting round the table to resolve their differences without having to go to court.  

“Sometimes however this is not the case, people want to face each other across a court room and we look at the bigger picture often going beyond the straightforward split, but taking into account pensions, houses, debts, incomes and any particular vulnerability of the parties, or exceptional relevant circumstances and would like to think we give prudent and sensible advice.”

Lineker has complained this week in interviews about what he calls the “manipulative” behaviour of lawyers.

The former England footballer, has gone through two marriage breakdowns and says he wants to see the whole process simplified.

“Far from creating the ‘hate’ which Mr Lineker claims lawyers use boost their fees, we try to resolve the situation in the most appropriate and fair solution for all concerned and bring clarity to what can be a fraught process,” added Mr Prince.


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