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Sharing Principle

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  • Wife was awarded 52% of the total available assets which were calculated by deducting £6.5m of the husband's post-separation earnings. Judgment, 22/11/2018, free
  • The wife was awarded over £9m from assets worth £38m after sharing, needs and the husband's pre-marital wealth were taken into account. Judgment, 21/11/2018, free
  • In a tweet: Unequal sharing thanks to special contribution Judgment, 06/08/2018, 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
  • The court ruled that an earning capacity was not capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies. Also, the court rejected the argument that the wife's capital, apart from her housing need, should be preserved and should not be used in any way to meet her income needs. Judgment, 13/04/2018, free

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  • 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
  • Questions to accompany webinar recorded on 22 January 2015. You will need to have the notes available when answering the questions. CPD course, 30/01/2015, members only
  • Nigel Shepherd from Mills & Reeve looks at the latest thinking on matrimonial v non-matrimonial assets. He also looks ahead to the possible impact of the Law Commission proposals due for release by the end of the year. Webcast, 01/10/2013, registration required

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