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Supreme Court judgment in Mills due next week

Will be handed down on 18 July

  • The Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the case of Mills v Mills next Wednesday, 18th July.

    The appeal concerned, in the Supreme Court's words 

    The proper approach to applications to vary periodical payments orders made pursuant to s.31(7) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 after the grant of a decree of divorce and in particular whether, provision having already been made for the wife's housing costs in the capital settlement in the original consent order of 2002, the Court of Appeal were wrong in taking these into account when increasing the wife's periodical payments under the joint lives spousal maintenance provision contained in 2002 order.

    The Justices also made clear that the appeal was on a very narrow ground, and not a more general review of periodical payments, which was as follows:.

    "whether, provision having already been made for the Respondent's housing costs in the capital settlement, the Court of Appeal erred in taking these into account when raising her periodical payments."

    You can read more and catch up on recordings of the hearing itself, on the Supreme Court website.

News, published: 12/07/2018

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Published: 12/07/2018

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