Category Archive: Financial Remedies

Jan 11

EU – MEPs call for equal property rights for registered partners and married couples

Rules will not apply to United Kingdom     International couples in registered partnerships should have the same right as married ones to choose which member state’s national law will govern their property rights if the relationship ends, the European Parliament has resolved. The Parliament has recommended that draft legislation be amended to this end. …

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Dec 14

WALES/ENGLAND – ‘Unrepentant’ judge grants permission to appeal despite contrary view as to test

Mostyn J applies ‘illogical’ Court of Appeal test     Mr Justice Mostyn has granted permission to appeal in a case involving s 13 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 despite misgivings as to the likelihood of the appeal succeeding. In BAJ v RRA [2011] EWHC 4070 (Fam) the wife had sought leave to …

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Nov 18

UK – Financial ‘agony aunt’ left penniless after losing court battle over ex-husband’s fortune

A former financial agony aunt left penniless and on the brink of homelessness has lost her battle to get more money from a man she divorced more than 20 years ago.   Sacha Mullins worked for a woman’s magazine advising readers about their finances Photo: Paul Keogh Sacha Mullins, 59 – who used to work for …

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Jul 03

WALES/ENGLAND – Coleridge J offers guidance on approach to ‘lesser issues and assets’ in financial remedy cases

Judge’s comments have been expressly approved by the President   In B v B [2013] EWHC 1232 (Fam) Mr Justice Coleridge has made remarks, approved by the President of the Family Division, which practitioners will need to keep in mind when dealing with what the judge described as ‘the lesser issues and assets’.  The parties …

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Jun 26

WALES/ENGLAND – Family lawyers divided over Prest decision

The Supreme Court’s decision to order an oil tycoon to hand over assets held by his companies to his former wife has been hailed as a victory for fairness and justice by lawyers.   But family practitioners are divided on the implications of last week’s judgment in Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited & Others [2013] …

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Jun 23

WALES/ENGLAND – Prest ruling likely to lead to more divorce planning

The Supreme Court ruling allowing a wife to access assets held by her husband’s companies will encourage the tying up of assets in business, family lawyers have said The Supreme Court ruling this morning allowing Yasmin Prest to have assets held by companies owned by her former husband as part of a £17.5m divorce settlement …

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