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WS v HS [2018] EWFC 11

Facts : The parties were married for 25 years. They had three children, one of which attended a local private day school near the parties’ home. W was a homemaker during the marriage. H was the...

Whitlock v. Moree 2017 UKPC 44

Facts: Lennard and Mr. Moree were joint account holders of a bank account (‘the joint bank account’) with First Carribean International Bank (‘the Bank’) When setting up the account, Mr. Lennard and...

Mensah v. Mensah 2018 EWHC 484 (Fam)

Facts: Both parties were French nationals. They married in 1988 and had two children, both adult. They owned a property in Paris. At the time of this appeal W was living in London and H, in Ghana. W...

Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan (2017) EWHC 2739 (Fam)

Facts H and W were married for 16 years. They had a son aged 19 and a daughter aged 16. The family enjoyed a very high standard of living achieved through H’s successful career. H contended that his...

ND v SD and Others [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam)

Facts H and W had a long marriage of over 25 years. They had two adult daughters aged 28 and 25. At the time of separation the parties had a very substantial property investment portfolio developed o...

Hayes v Hayes (2017) EWHC 2806 (Ch)

Facts: There was a long history of litigation between H and W. H had been made bankrupt in 2005 and discharged in 2006. This was an appeal by W against the decision of a judge to dismiss W’s applicat...

Buehrlen v Buehrlen [2017] EWHC 3643 (Fam)

Facts: H and W married in 1997. Decree absolute was pronounced in 2017. At the First Directions Appointment, the recital to the order stated that both parties reserved their right to make an applicat...

Veluppillai v Chief Land Registrar and Others [2017] EWHC 1693 (Fam)

Facts: W petitioned for divorce three times. On the first two occasions, H persuaded her to withdraw her petition. Financial remedy proceedings were initiated and resulted in an order by Mostyn J dat...

Quan v Bray and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 405

Facts: W and H met in 1998 and married in 2001. In 2000 they set up a charity, Save Chinese Tigers (‘SCT UK’), to assist China with the conservation of endangered South China tigers. In 2002 a Mauri...

Joy-Morancho v Joy [2017] EWHC 2086 (Fam)

Facts: H and W married in 2006 and separated in 2011. There were three children of the family. Divorce proceedings were instituted in July 2011. Litigation concerning their finances ran concurrently...