The devastating effect of non-disclosure

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September 26, 2017 6 comments

family law

I have written here often about the duty of the parties to comply with the requirements of the court, and of the possible consequences if they do not. I have done so primarily to provide some basic advice to parties to family litigation, particularly those who do not have the benefit of legal assistance. Sadly,…

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Civil partner allowed posthumous disclosure challenge

October 17, 2016 0 comments

Family Law

The Court of Appeal has allowed a woman to challenge the financial settlement she was offered by her former civil partner who has since died. Helen Roocroft and Carol Ainscow were together for 19 years and in 2008 entered into a civil partnership but separated the following year. Their partnership was officially dissolved in 2010….

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‘Non-disclosure’ by wife considered by the High Court

February 17, 2016 0 comments

finances and divorce

A financial settlement reached in 2012 requires further consideration, the High Court has ruled. AB v CD concerned a husband in his mid-60s and a wife in her mid-40s. They met ten years ago and began living together the following year, eventually marrying in November 2008. The wife had been married once before and the…

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Judge leaves case because of sailing connection

October 12, 2015 0 comments

family law

A High Court judge has stepped down from a divorce case because of his connection to the world of sailing. In Mackay v Mackay, Mr Justice Holman and the husband were both members of sailing clubs. While the judge said he did not have “the slightest recollection of ever having met” either of the divorcing…

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