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ZS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and SN (CSM) (Child support - tribunal practice) [2017] UKUT 402 (AAC)

9 October 2017 Appeal of a decision of the First Tier Tribunal concerning child maintenance Facts: The mother (‘M’) appealed a decision of the First Tier Tribunal (‘FTT’), which determined the non-r...

Alireza v Radwan & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1545

12 October 2017 Appeal concerning the applicant’s housing needs: a life interest versus capital provision Facts: W appealed a final order for financial remedies (the ‘2016 order’). W and H were dua...

AB v CD (Jurisdiction : Global Maintenance Orders) 2017 EWHC 3164

6 December 2017 Appeal concerning the court’s jurisdiction regarding Segal orders. Facts: H appealed a final order for financial remedies (‘the 2016 order’). The 2016 order included a global order f...

R v R and Times Newspapers Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1588

Facts W applied for financial relief pursuant to Part III of the MCA 1973 and pursuant to Schedule 1 to the CA 1989. During the proceedings, H appealed on a point of jurisdiction. H’s appeal was unsu...

TB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another [2017] UKUT 218 (AAC)

Appeal concerning the date on which a child maintenance assessment either ceases automatically or should actively be cancelled. Facts M and F had two children together. M secured an interim child mai...

ND v SV and Ors [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam)

Determination of a preliminary issue concerning alleged sham trusts in financial remedy proceedings.   Facts: H and W were involved in financial remedy proceedings. As a preliminary issue, Rober...

Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53

Appeal concerning W’s application for “variation” of her undertaking provided in financial remedy proceedings.   Facts: H and W compromised their claims in financial remedy proceedings by way of...

Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182

Appeal concerning the refusal to grant decree nisi despite correctly finding, as a matter of fact, that the marriage had broken down Facts Marriage of 37 years; 2 adult children [3]. W filed her pet...

DW and Another v CG [2016] EWHC 2965 (Fam)

Appeal concerning the effect of a party’s bankruptcy and declaration of trust on the other party’s equitable interest in a property, derived from a historical consent order. Facts The first appellan...

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...