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  • The husband's appeal against the way in which outstanding spousal maintenance should be capitalised was allowed on the grounds that the judge had double counted. The husband's further complaints relating to the tax payable on the sums were dismissed. Judgment, 26/07/2018, free
  • Appeal against an order requiring the husband to pay the wife £2,500 per month by way of interim periodical payments until further order and to pay directly to her solicitors, £3,000 per month by way of a legal fees allowance order. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 18/05/2018, free
  • The Claimants brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 against the executors of the estate of their late father that their father, who had remarried since divorcing their mother, intended that following his death his estate should take over responsibility for making payments to them until they were 18 or had completed tertiary education as set out in an order made in 2007 . Judgment, 14/05/2018, free
  • Judgment in long running financial remedy proceedings concerning primarily whether funds previously frozen should be liquidated by the receiver to pay for arrears of maintenance and legal costs totalling c£196k. Mostyn J made an order freezing £300k to cover any further “futile waste of costs” by the father pending liquidation. Judgment, 13/03/2018, free
  • Maintenance deed found to be valid and enforceable and W entitled to damages for repudiation of contract Judgment, 09/03/2018, free

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