The husband, a financial expert, was suspected of hiding away significant financial assets. The wife was unable to afford legal representation to trial, and was considering giving up.
The husband was refusing to negotiate at all, and was waiting for the wife to run out of money. John successfully persuaded the court to make a legal services order, which enabled the wife to pursue the case through to trial.
Having considered the position statement prepared by John, and hearing his submissions in court, the husband decided to enter into discussions, rather than be subjected to lengthy cross examination. The case was settled, leaving the wife with a mortgage free property and significant spousal maintenance.