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Marital Agreements

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  • Application by the husband for a stay of divorce proceedings started by the wife in England where he wanted the proceedings to be held in Switzerland. The application was granted. Judgment, 09/07/2018, free
  • High value financial remedy appeal where the main focus was the judge's finding that he was unable to determine the value or future liquidity of the major business asset and his decision to make a so called Wells order. The court also addressed the impact of a pre-marital agreement, non-matrimonial assets and the sharing principle. Lord Justice Lewison, in the third judgment, makes some interesting points in relation to the difficulties in valuing private companies. The appeal was dismissed. Judgment, 11/05/2018, 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
  • The wife and husband were both Swedish. It was a long marriage of 21 years, there were 2 children of the marriage and the assets were worth nearly £11m. The existence of 3 pre-nuptial agreements meant that the wife lost her sharing claim. It was also impermissible for the court to make a maintenance order by reason of the Maintenance Regulation and she had to fall back on a Schedule 1 claim until such time as the Swedish court either determined the maintenance claim or declined to hear it. Judgment, 25/01/2017, free
  • Extracted from Ministry of Justice annual report News, 12/01/2017, free

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  • Webcast recorded on 22 January at 1pm. Lysney Cade-Davies and Petra Teacher of 29 Bedford Row review some of the leading cases of 2014 and highlight the lessons for the year ahead. Webcast, 22/01/2015, members only
  • Questions relating to the webinar first broadcast on 27 March 2014 CPD course, 09/04/2014, members only
  • Nigel Shepherd & Caitlin Jenkins of Mills & Reeve look at the recommendations made in the recent Law Commission report and the impact they may have on practice now. Webcast, 28/03/2014, members only
  • Six questions, worth an hour of CPD, on the cases of W v W [2012] EWHC 2469 (Fam), T v T [2012] EWHC 3462 (Fam) and TC & JC (Children: Relocation) [2013] EWHC 292 (Fam), which were published in February 2013. CPD course, 05/03/2013, members only
  • Jonathan Tod looks at the impact that the guidance in Radmacher has had on the advice clients' need when seeking a pre-nuptial agreement. Webcast, 16/10/2012, members only


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