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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...

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...