Cases Archive

18th Nov 2021

Aldoukhi v Abdullah [2021] EWHC 3086 (Fam)

In this ground-breaking case, a Part III MFPA 1984 claim was founded solely on an interest in a matrimonial home in the jurisdiction.

29th Nov 2018 | Bailii

Wodehouse v Wodehouse [2018] EWCA Civ 3009

The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against an order in financial remedy proceedings directly against a discretionary trust, of which the husband was a potential beneficiary, to make a lump sum payment to the wife. The judge had had no power under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 s.23(1) to make such an order against a third party.

21st Jun 2017

ND v SD & Ors [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam) (21 June 2017)

Mrs Justice Roberts dismisses Wife’s attack of a trust owning shares in companies worth £50m

20th Mar 2017

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120

Court of Appeal dismisses proposed appellant’s application to set aside consent order made in financial remedy proceedings

8th Feb 2017 | Bailii

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49

Wife’s appeal in financial remedy proceedings in which she sought an anonymity order and argued that the law in this regard should change. Appeal refused

29th Jul 2016 | Bailii

Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWCA Civ 792

Court of Appeal confirms it is possible to make a Pension Sharing Order in relation to a pension based outside the jurisdiction, and that injunctions made under s.37 Senior Courts Act 1981 does not create freestanding jurisdiction to make substantive orders – it is an ancillary power only

23rd Mar 2016 | Bailii

Re V (European Maintenance Regulation) [2016] EWHC 668 (Fam)

In an application for maintenance, Parker J was required to determine whether the courts in Scotland or in England and Wales had jurisdiction. In concluding that the husband’s writ did not constitute an application for maintenance in accordance with the European Maintenance Regulation, it was held that the English court had jurisdiction and an order for interim maintenance was made

25th Aug 2015 | Bailii

W v S (Committal) [2015] EWFC B130

Committal application arising in Schedule 1 proceedings arising from alleged failure of the Respondent to complete properly a Form E. Judge finds a wilful breach and sentences Respondent to 14 days’ imprisonment, suspended for a short period to allow one last opportunity to comply with the Order