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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...

Amin v Amin [2017] EWCA Civ 1114

Facts: In 2014, Moylan J made a final order in W’s claim for financial relief pursuant to Part III of the MFPA 1984, albeit W’s application for a pension sharing order was adjourned. As part of the 2...

Adams v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2017 UKUT 9 (AAC)

Facts: In March 2011, the First Tier Tribunal (‘FTT’) issued a decision ordering the Appellant, Mr. A, to pay child maintenance of £57.14 per week retrospectively from April 2009 to Miss. G, the seco...

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...