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Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2019] EWHC 3367 (Fam)

An application to set aside a final financial remedies order for the second time on the grounds of material non-disclosure. Holman J concluded that the husband's evidence on the crucial issue had been evasive and untrue, and that he had deliberately withheld disclosure, not only from the wife and the court, but also from his own legal team. The wife was entitled to re-open the case. The previous order was set aside and there would be a fresh determination of the wife's claims for financial remedies. Holman J urged the parties to enter serious negotiations and find an early basis for settlement.

Judgment, published: 22/01/2020


Published: 22/01/2020


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