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News & Events: Family Finance

Blog 21st May 2015

A clean break, Children and a Statutory Steer

Experience would indicate that where there are young children present as a factor in financial remedy proceedings, judges can be reluctant to order a clean break between the parties ‘just in case’ and a nominal order may prevail. Matthews v Matthews [2014] 2 FLR 1259, a case that reached the heady heights of the Court […]

Blog 29th April 2015

Term orders over Joint lives: That’s Wright!

On 11th February 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Wright v Wright [2015] EWCA Civ 201, a case which concerned the thorny issue of spousal periodical payments orders. Whilst the decision caught the attention of many tabloids and newspapers who used headlines such as “Judge tells ex-wife of millionaire horse surgeon: go […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Southampton

The Team will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice on essential issues of law, practice and procedure. Venue The Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG (map) Schedule 12:30 – 13:00 – Registration / Lunch 13:00 – 13:50 – Annual Financial Remedies Cases Update 13:50 – 14:10 – Enforcement […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Chichester

The Team will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice on essential issues of law, practice and procedure. Venue The Ship Hotel, North Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NH (map) Schedule 12:30 – 13:00 – Registration / Lunch 13:00 – 13:50 – Annual Financial Remedies Cases Update 13:50 – 14:10 – Enforcement […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Bournemouth

The Team will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice on essential issues of law, practice and procedure. Venue The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AX (map) Schedule 12:30 – 13:00 – Registration / Lunch 13:00 – 13:50 – Annual Financial Remedies Cases Update 13:50 – 14:10 – […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Brighton

The Team will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice on essential issues of law, practice and procedure. Venue Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD (map) Schedule 12:30 – 13:00 – Registration / Lunch 13:00 – 13:50 – Annual Financial Remedies Cases Update 13:50 – 14:10 – Enforcement 14:10 […]

Blog 12th January 2015

Extendable spousal maintenance terms – an attack on the Fleming principles

In his judgment in SS v NS (Spousal Maintenance) [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam) Mostyn J set out the principles of spousal support post-marriage and sought to undermine the high threshold imposed in Fleming v Fleming when a party seeks to extend a maintenance order where there is no Section28 (1A) prohibition. The case involved a […]

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