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French v. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (2018) EWCA Civ 470

Facts The appellant father (‘F’) was a professional card gambler, who had derived his entire income from gambling for the past 25 years. The Child Support Agency (‘CSA’) made an assessment of chil...

Constandas v. Lysandrou & Ors (2018) EWCA Civ 613

Facts Mr. Constandas (‘C’) brought proceedings against his sister, Mrs. Lysandrou (‘L1’), his brother-in-law, Mr. Lysandrou (‘L2’), and his nephew, Michael Lysandrou (‘L3’) for a declaration that...

SR v HR [2018] EWHC 606 (Fam)

Facts A final order was made by consent in 2012 (‘the Final Order’). The Final Order included property adjustment orders in respect of three properties. The Final Order was not implemented in acco...

Hart v. Hart (2018) EWHC 548 (Fam) and EWHC 549 (Fam)

Facts: A final order, made in 2015, required H to transfer the ownership of a company to W. H had given undertakings to take all necessary steps to ensure that W could manage the company effective...

Waggott v Waggott (2018) EWCA Civ 727

Facts: W and H had a long marriage. They had one child, aged 14. At the start of the marriage, both parties were working as accountants. At the time of the proceedings, W had not been working sinc...

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...