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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Man challenges Ukrainian wife over £300K in divorce

December 1, 2014 1 comment

Leicester

A British man is challenging his Ukrainian wife for a share of her assets following their divorce. The couple met using a dating website and married shortly after the wife moved to the UK. During their 12 year relationship, the wife secured a job at De Montfort University in Leicester and was eventually promoted to…

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