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Case summary: Neil v Neil [2019] EWHC 3330 (Fam)

Facts Terry Neil (“H”) and Soraya Neil (“W”) married in 2007 and separated in 2014. After mediation they created a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”), which made no provision for spousal mainten...

Case Summary: Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2019] EWHC 3367 (Fam)

Facts In June 2010 the first financial remedies order was made by consent. It provided that W should receive the former matrimonial home in England and a lump sum of £4 million. W l...

FRB v DCA [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam)

Facts: The parties were married in 2003 and C was born a number of years later. They separated in early 2017 and thereafter W petitioned for divorce and H issued financial remedy proceedings by wa...

Maughan v Wilmot [2019] EWHC 2765 (Fam)

Facts Husband (“H”), Captain Wilmot, and wife (“W”), Ms Maughan, married in 1991 and the marriage came to an end in 1999. There was a final order made in financial remedies proceedings in 2001. H,...

CB v KB [2019] EWFC 78

Facts CB (“H”) and KB (“W”) married in 2003 and separated in 2017. They had six children. H was the bass player in a well-known band and W did not work. H received income in five ways: Publishin...

XW v XH [2019] EWCA Civ 2262

Facts The parties married in 2008 and their marriage broke down in 2015. They had one child who had “a rare, life-threatening condition and also significant disabilities” The husband’s (H’s) share...

Ipekci v. McConnell 2019 EWFC 19

Facts: The parties met in New York in 2003. They began cohabitating in 2005 and married on 26 November 2005. They separated in 2016. They had two children aged 11 and 7 years-old. The Wife (‘W’) w...

Pierburg v. Pierbug 2019 EWFC 24

Facts : The Husband (‘H’) and the Wife (‘W’) began cohabiting in 1983 and married in Germany in 1985. Shortly before the marriage, they entered into a marriage contract under German law elect...

Hart v Hart (2018) EWCA Civ 1053

Facts: A final order was made in 2015 requiring the husband (‘H’) to transfer ownership of a company to the wife (‘W’) (‘the Final Order’). H had given undertakings to take all necessary steps to...

Villiers v. Villiers 2018 EWCA Civ 1120

Facts: This was an appeal concerning the interpretation of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) Regulations 2011 (‘CJJMR 2011’) in the context of an application pursuant to s.27 of t...