Nigella Lawson granted decree nisi

August 1, 2013 3 comments

Nigella divorce

TV chef Nigella Lawson has been granted a decree nisi, the penultimate stage in her speedy divorce from advertising impresario Charles Saatchi. In a High Court hearing reported to have lasted just one minute, District Judge Anne Aitken issued the decree, effectively ending the couple’s ten year marriage. The chef cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the…

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Expediting the decree absolute by John Bolch

July 23, 2014 4 comments

divorce

I vaguely recollect an occasion many, many, years ago when I was at the Royal Courts of Justice in London and I witnessed something slightly unusual. I can’t now recall why I was at the court, but I think I was waiting for the case I was involved in to come on. Whilst waiting, I…

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Husband wins appeal to dispute divorce decree

May 22, 2014 1 comment

financial settlement divorce

A husband has been allowed to dispute the granting of a decree nisi in his divorce by the Court of Appeal. In Price v Price, the husband claimed that when originally served with a divorce petition, he posted an answer to the courts, setting out his defence to the claims made in the petition, but this never…

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Divorcing wife wins compensation for unfair dismissal

March 19, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

The wife of a wealthy property manager has been awarded compensation for unfair dismissal in her financial settlement. MAP v MFP concerned a couple who were both in their 60s. They married in 1972 and had four children, before separating after 40 years together. In his judgement, Family Court Judge Mr Justice Moor noted that:…

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