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  • Final hearing of an application for financial remedies made in high value net worth divorce proceedings. Judgment, 30/05/2018, free
  • A pre-nup agreement was signed by the wife against the advice of her solicitors. The court ruled that the pre-nup and the issues of fairness and needs should be taken into account when deciding on the size of the award in favour of the wife. Judgment, 20/04/2018, free
  • Final orders in financial remedy proceedings where the assets were worth £40m, the wife had special medical needs as a result of a brain tumour and the German husband was absent from the final stages of these proceedings. Cobb J also considers, among other things, arguments on inherited wealth, whether the Duxbury or Ogden tables are appropriate to cater for the wife's needs and whether the husband had been served properly. Judgment, 12/12/2017, free
  • Appeal by W against order that she should be awarded more than £3.5m, where the assets totalled £9.4m after a long marriage, and involving consideration of non-matrimonial property. Appeal dismissed as the judge had not erred in reaching his decision. Judgment, 08/09/2017, free
  • Husband's appeal against an order which awarded the wife over £4m on the grounds that the judge went beyond an assessment of the wife's needs when making his award, in effect augmenting it by reference to other unspecified factors. The appeal was dismissed. Judgment, 15/05/2017, free

Latest know-how

  • In a tweet: Fairness and needs key factors in determining W's award Case note, 15/05/2018, members only
  • In a tweet: Unusual FR case where W did not have capacity to litigate and H disengaged with the proceedings Case note, 19/01/2018, members only
  • In a tweet: Broad flexible approach adopted when applying the sharing principle to non-matrimonial property Case note, 06/10/2017, members only
  • In a tweet: Mostyn J's observations on the concept of needs Case note, 12/06/2017, members only
  • Republished from the Dictionary of Financial Remedies 2017. You can read more about the book and order a print copy at www.classlegal.com/dfr Practice note, 05/05/2017, members only

Latest training

  • 12 questions on 3 cases summarised in the May 2018 Family Law Hub Digest CPD course, 05/06/2018, members only
  • Joe Switalski, of 29 Bedford Row, reviews the current case law and judicial thinking surrounding 'short marriages' in financial remedy proceedings. Recorded 19 March 2018. Webcast, 21/03/2018, members only
  • Alexis Campbell QC and Charlotte Trace, of 29 Bedford Row, review the key financial remedy cases and themes from the past 12 months and look at how they will affect judicial thinking and your own cases in the year to come. Webcast, 16/03/2018, members only
  • Matthew Long, from 29 Bedford Row, reviews the caselaw regarding maintenance and variation of maintenance Webcast, 28/09/2017, members only
  • Recording of webinar first broadcast on 8 February 2017 Webcast, 10/02/2017, members only

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