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  • Wife's application that judgments in these financial remedy proceedings, where the husband had been found to have defrauded her parents, should be published un-anonymised. The application was granted. Judgment, 16/03/2018, free
  • Final hearing in a financial provision case where the husband had defrauded the wife's parents. Judgment, 16/03/2018, free
  • The court held that there was a constructive trust by which the husband held a French property for his daughter, that having been the clear basis upon which the funds for its acquisition were advanced to him by the wife's parents. Judgment, 16/03/2018, free
  • The preliminary issue to be determined was whether the vast bulk of the fortune which was built up over the course of the marriage was settled into a Trust for the benefit of the parties' children shortly after their separation or, as the wife claimed, whether it was a sham and of no legal significance in terms of the computation of the resources which fell to be divided between them in the context of her financial remedy proceedings. Judgment, 22/06/2017, free
  • Appeal against an order that assets held within a Mauritian trust called the Chinese Tigers South African Trust were not, for the purposes of section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, a resource of either the husband or the wife. In the light of his findings of fact the Judge further declared that CTSAT was not a post-nuptial settlement. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 19/06/2017, free

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