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Thakkar v Thakkar & Others [2017] EWFC 13

Determination of preliminary issues as to the extent of the third parties’ beneficial interest in a holding company and the husband’s beneficial interest in a holding company and/or any of the underly...

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120

3rd March 2017 Application for permission to appeal an order dismissing a previous application to set aside a consent order made in 2005, following a similar refusal in 2010. Facts: The parties were...

Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch)

13th March 2017 Appeal by separated wife against an award under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in favour of the deceased’s cohabitant Facts: The appellant was the wife...

J v U; U v J (No. 2) (Domicile) [2017] EWHC 449

08 March 2017 Judgment regarding the domiciles of the parties and whether England was the appropriate forum for the proceedings Facts: The husband was born in India and moved to England in 1957. His...

Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors [2017] UKSC 17

15th March 2017 Supreme Court judgment concerning a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 brought by an estranged daughter who received no provision from her decea...

DJ v Secretary of State for Work and pensions and TJ (CSM) (Child support- receipt of benefit) [2017] UKUT 83 (AAC)

14th February 2017 Appeal considering whether a liability to pay child maintenance should end when a child begins full time employment Facts: The appellant is a non-resident parent who was liable to...

Roberts & Anor v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch)

17 February 2017 Application for permission to amend a claim form and consideration of whether a potential Inheritance Act claim by a surviving husband against his late wife’s estate abates on his dea...

Assoun v Assoun [No. 2] [2017] EWCA Civ 179

28 March 2017 Consideration of whether permission should be granted to re-open an appeal (to amend Grounds of Appeal) after judgment had been circulated but not handed down formally: Part II Facts: A...

Assoun v Assoun [No. 1] [2017] EWCA Civ 21

28 March 2017 Court of Appeal decision considering the process of making a Hadkinson order: Part I Facts: On 22 November 2013 HHJ Brasse made a final order in the parties’ long-running financial reme...

Wodzicki v Wodzicki [2017] EWCA Civ 95

24th February 2017 Appeal concerning the beneficial ownership of an English property by virtue of resulting trust, common intention constructive trust, or proprietary estoppel Facts: An English prope...