17 March 2016
BD v FD  EWHC 594 (Fam)
A case involving very substantial assets, largely inherited, and consideration of how the other spouse’s needs should be assessed. The court also considered the consequence of profligate spending by one spouse in the period leading up to the trial.
02 March 2016
T v R (Maintenance After Remarriage: Agreement)  EWFC 26
A case concerning the variation of a Maintenance Agreement under s35 of the Matrimonial Causes Act.
03 February 2016
Re B (A Child) (Habitual Residence: Inherent Jurisdiction)  UKSC 4
A landmark Supreme Court decision regarding the habitual residence of children.
30 September 2015
C v C  EWHC 2795
A significant decision regarding the use of freezing orders.
18 September 2015
Mackay v Mackay  EWHC 2860
A High Court judge recused himself from hearing a dispute over a final consent order for financial provision when it transpired that he and the husband had a friend in common.
08 July 2015
KG v LG (No 2)  EWFC 64
A former wife’s successful application for an appeal where her former husband was guilty of non-disclosure at the time of the divorce regarding his interest in two trusts.
07 July 2015
Prest v Prest  EWCA Civ 674
The Court of Appeal dismissed the husband’s appeal against a judgment summons imposing a suspended sentence of four weeks imprisonment as a result of his failure to pay the wife the sums ordered by the court.
24 April 2015
G v G  EWHC 1512 (Fam)
Application by a former wife in financial remedy proceedings seeking orders preventing her former husband’s legal team (leading and junior counsel, and solicitors) from continuing to act for him at a forthcoming hearing and redaction of his evidence.
03 October 2014
BD v FD  EWHC 4443 (Fam)
The wife made an application for maintenance pending suit at a level that substantially exceeded the marital standard of living. An order was made in the sum proposed by the husband, our client.
27 June 2014
Y v Y (Financial Remedy: Marriage Contract)  EWHC 2920
A case concerning the impact of a French marriage contract on the division of assets upon an English divorce.
09 September 2013
Re A (Children)  UKSC 60
The Supreme Court allowed a mother’s appeal and held that the English Court had jurisdiction to order the return of a child from Pakistan, who had never lived or even been to the United Kingdom, on the basis that he had British nationality.
01 July 2013
Re A (Children) (2013), Supreme Court
12 June 2013
Prest v Petrodel  UKSC 34
A case of major importance in family and corporate law, involving the doctrine of piercing corporate veils.
12 June 2013
Prest v Petrodel  UKSC 34
A decision of huge significance both to family law and company law. The Supreme Court left the corporate veil intact, but used trust principles to find that husband was the beneficial owner of various properties, which the court could then order him to transfer to the wife.
02 May 2012
Kim v Morris  EWHC 1103
A decree nisi, made in 2006 and followed by over four years of reconciliation and cohabitation, could not be made absolute.
27 June 2012
Y v Y  EWHC 2063
An important divorce case, involving a landed estate and inherited assets.
24 May 2011
Whaley v Whaley  EWCA Civ 617
A Court of Appeal case successfully defeating a husband's appeal against an order in the High Court that trust assets were resources available to the husband.
27 October 2010
Robson v Robson  EWCA Civ 1171
This important case establishes principles on how cases with significant inherited wealth should be approached.
20 October 2010
Radmacher v Granatino  UKSC 42
This hugely significant Supreme Court case established the current law in relation to pre-nuptial agreements. The Supreme Court determined that the court should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with a full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances prevailing it would not be fair to hold the parties to their agreement. This gave pre-nuptial agreements more weight than ever before in England and Wales.
23 June 2010
M v V  EWHC 1453
We acted for the father in connection with a mother’s application for financial relief in relation to a child, in circumstances where the parties had already reached an agreement in France regarding financial arrangements for the child and successfully persuaded the court that the English court therefore had no jurisdiction.
15 May 2010
U v U  EWHC 1179
We acted for the father who was seeking the return of his children to Nigeria following the mother’s unlawful removal of them from Nigeria to England. The High Court ordered that the children be returned.