Recent figures show there are more working families living in poverty in the UK than those that are out of work.
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FTSE 100 directors' pay has risen over seven times faster than average wages, pay analysts have said.
According to Incomes Data Services (IDS), non-executive chairmen of top companies received average pay rises of six per cent last year, giving them earnings of nearly £400,000.
The research has revealed that among FTSE firms, average fees ranged from £270,000 in technology businesses to over half a million pounds in oil and gas companies.
Average fees for non-executive directors increased by four per cent last year, to £64,000.
A member of the Law Society has responded to claims that divorce is hard for couples because of spiralling costs and 'poor legal advice.'
He said that divorce was "an inherently difficult area of law" due to the emotions involved.
– The Law Society comment, to be attributed to James Carroll, Co-Chair of the Law Society Family Law Committee
As the report acknowledges, expectations about what the court or a lawyer are able to deliver may be unrealistic, and sometimes people press on with actions that may be against their legal advice: so it's not surprising that people come out of an often distressing process feeling dissatisfied, particularly when we do not have a system of no-fault divorce. Nevertheless, lawyers have a professional obligation to provide clients with clear information about charges and the report will be very helpful to lawyers in reminding them of this.
A Legal Ombudsmun report to be published today says that poor quality legal services and spiralling costs are making divorce worse for couples.
The average cost of divorce is estimated at £1,300 per person, but some lawyers are charging large amounts for menial tasks, such as £4,000 for photocopying.
In some cases bills exceeded divorcees' expectations by more than £30,000, the Ombudsman found.
It warned people against running up unnecessary costs by using their lawyer to take out anger on former partners through the courts.