Philip successfully settled an intractable financial remedy case involving two businesses and three properties, development land and a SIPP.
Sophie acted for a Wife in financial proceedings following a long marriage. There were three adult children of the marriage, all of whom continued to be semi-reliant upon the Wife. During the course of proceedings, the Husband suffered with significant mental health difficulties which substantially impacted upon not only his income but also his mortgage … Continue reading
Rachel was instructed in a difficult TOLATA claim that had been ongoing for some years. The Defendant was a litigant in person and the parties were unable to agree the terms of instruction for a valuation expert. An application was made on Rachel’s client’s behalf for a direction from the Court so that the property … Continue reading
Christopher acted for the Wife. The parties jointly owned an investment property. The Husband owned the family home, and land on which Christopher’s client ran an agricultural business. In addition, they both had shares in a company used as a vehicle by which the Husband ran another business. The Husband, who was a high earner, … Continue reading
Sophie acted for a wife in her application for financial provision following a long marriage of twenty-five years. The parties had accumulated substantial equity in a mortgage-free family home and both had healthy pension provisions. The matter was complicated by sizeable inheritance that was received by the husband near the end of the parties’ marriage. … Continue reading
Sophie acted for a wife in financial proceedings following a long marriage of nearly thirty years. The wife had remained living in the family home but sought a settlement that would enable her to purchase a property of her own. The wife was alleging intentional depletion of funds by the husband in respect of inheritance … Continue reading
Philip represented the Wife in a large and multi-asset case in which legal issues of both conduct and non-matrimonial property arose, and which was further complicated by the sale of an accountancy business. Philip was successful in preserving the vast majority of his client’s assets.
Cara represented the Petitioner in a case management hearing for an annulment for lack of consummation of the marriage. The Respondent agreed and then wrote to the court retracting the agreement. The Respondent then did not make his position clear at the hearing, so the Judge wanted to list the case for a full contested … Continue reading
Christopher acted for a Wife in a case involving enforcing a previous order. The parties separated had separated several years previously, and agreed financial matters between them. The main aspects of the agreement were that the Husband was to pay the Wife a lump sum and she was to transfer the family home to him … Continue reading
Edward assumed representation of a Husband at a FDR, in which the Wife was asserting that the Husband had no remaining interest in the former matrimonial home due to a previous agreement. The parties had been had been at odds for a considerable period of time. It was, however, common ground that Husband had made … Continue reading
Christopher acted for the Husband in a case involving substantial assets. The parties, who had two teenage children, owned a family home and a portfolio of 3 investment properties with a total gross value of £1.6million. The Husband had a pension worth nearly £400, 000, of which a significant amount had accrued prior to the … Continue reading
Melanie represented the Respondent in a two-day contested hearing. The case involved substantial assets including non-matrimonial and inherited property. After hearing Melanie’s evidence and submissions, the Court awarded considerably less than what was being sought by the Claimant – both in terms of capital and lump sum awards.
Philip acted for a Husband in a contested final hearing for financial remedy, obtaining a lump sum for his client considerably greater than that offered by the Wife, as a result of conduct proved against her.
Philip acted for a Wife in an extremely complicated financial remedy dispute. The case involved issues about the extent to which assets derived from two sets of inheritances and multiple family trusts were to be regarded as matrimonial or non-matrimonial assets and/or as a relevant resource.
Philip acted for a Wife in a complicated financial remedy dispute involving the use of multiple companies, a sham option agreement and a S.37 application. He was successful in defeating the Husband’s claims over Wife’s assets entirely, and retained the whole of the former matrimonial home for her.
Melanie acted for the Respondent in an urgent Maintenance Pending Suite application involving complex issues of international law, issues of jurisdiction, substantial property and financial assets. The Application was opposed by the Respondent who was seeking for the application to be dismissed. Melanie successfully persuaded the Court declined to grant the application and dismissed the … Continue reading
Sophie acted for the Wife in a case where there was a single significant asset, the former matrimonial home. Throughout the parties’ 28-year marriage, both the Husband and Wife resided at the family home and contributed towards the mortgage. Following the breakdown of the marriage, the Husband left the family home but continued to pay … Continue reading
Melanie acted for the Respondent in an urgent Maintenance Pending Suite application involving complex issues of international law, issues of jurisdiction, and substantial property and financial assets. The Application was opposed by the Respondent who was seeking for it to be dismissed. The Court declined to grant the application and dismissed the application with costs … Continue reading
Sophie acted for a Wife in financial proceedings following a marriage of twelve years. There were two children of the marriage, who continued to live with the Wife. The parties jointly owned two properties, both of which were rented to tenants. Rather unusually in light of the circumstances, both parties resided in rented accommodation. Throughout … Continue reading
Dean was instructed by the husband in a financial claim on divorce. The client wished to ensure that he and his wife remained on speaking terms for the benefit of their children and thus a mediation/round-table meeting was arranged at which the parties were legally represented. The marital assets included four properties, together with significant … Continue reading
Christopher acted for the Wife in a case where the family owned two properties valued in excess of £1million. The first was the family home, which also housed the Husband’s IT business in a part converted for commercial use. The second was commercial premises divided into flats and retail units. The Wife had bought the … Continue reading
Christopher acted for the Husband, who had a successful company. The Wife was an accountant and looked after the books. Over a 5-year period she had embezzled £250,000 from the company, which she used for online gambling. She was convicted of theft and a Confiscation/Compensation order was made for £190,000. The company went into liquidation … Continue reading
Melanie represented the Applicant in a First Directions Appointment during which it was possible to negotiate a Final Order. The assets involved consisted of various capital and overseas assets, including trust property. With Melanie’s expert negotiation, a Final Order was agreed whereby the Court approved the Order the Applicant was seeking, and the parties avoided … Continue reading
Sophie acted for a Wife in financial proceedings following a long marriage. The Husband was acting as litigant in person and had continuously failed to properly engage with proceedings or comply with directions made by the Court. Due to the difficulties posed by the Husband’s lack of compliance, Sophie had to adopt a robust approach, … Continue reading
Corey acted for the Husband at a hearing to obtain both parties’ signatures to an agreed consent order for court approval, where the Wife was acting as litigant in person The draft order was not agreed, and the Judge urged the parties to discuss and agree an order to avoid a contested final hearing. With … Continue reading
Christopher acted for the Respondent Husband in a difficult case where low incomes and limited equity in the family home limited the potential for both parties to afford housing. It was already agreed that the Wife should stay in the home with the children until they had finished school. The complicating factor in this case … Continue reading
Philip acted for the Husband in a case where the Wife was making a substantial claim along with allegations of assault. He was successful in largely defeating the Wife’s claim by arguing a conduct case based on her having made what the Husband claimed were false allegations against him, and which had led to him … Continue reading
Philip acted for the Husband in a dispute centring on his pension, and the length of time since separation. He was successful in restricting the Wife’s share of his client’s pension to a small percentage, with a clean break because of the time elapsed since the separation and the circumstances at that time.
Edward represented a Wife in matrimonial finance proceedings which had concluded some years ago. However the Husband had maintained opposition to the implementation and specifics of an order that had been ordered by the Court at the conclusion of a Final Hearing. Edward secured a detailed order, precisely as sought by the Wife, which both … Continue reading
Christopher acted for Wife in a family finance case with several unusual features. The Wife alleged a history of sexual abuse at the hands of her husband, which he denied, and was unable to work due to PTSD. The Husband alleged that the wife’s allegations were themselves relevant conduct. Early in the marriage, the Wife … Continue reading
Philip represented a Father addicted to two types of drugs. Despite the Father’s challenges, Philip was able to support and represent him through the court process to successfully obtain an order for regular contact with his young child.
Philip advises and represents the Husband in a financial remedy case in which there are several properties, a valuable pension and a successful business. The case requires Philip’s expertise as it is particularly complicated by the wife and her son having combined majority interests in the limited company.
Dean represented the Wife in a Husband’s application to cease a periodical payments order. The Husband’s application was made on three grounds (i) the children of the family had reached majority since the order was made; (ii) the Wife had failed to maximise her earning potential; and (iii) the husband had accrued a large tax bill for which he … Continue reading
Edward acted for a Wife in financial proceedings after a long marriage. With his support, the matter was settled at FDR. It was agreed that there would be a sale of the former matrimonial home, and that Edward’s client would receive 95% of the net proceeds of sale. The Husband would pay the mortgage until … Continue reading
Sophie represented a Respondent Husband in financial remedy proceedings. The matter involved large assets, including two separate properties and cash in excess of £100,000. The matter was particularly unusual due to the time that had elapsed since the parties had separated. At the commencement of proceedings, the parties had been separated for some ten years … Continue reading
Sophie represented an Applicant Wife in financial proceedings. The parties had met in Asia and the Wife had made the move to live permanently with her Respondent Husband in England shortly afterwards. After a marriage of approximately ten years, the parties separated but remained living together. Throughout proceedings, the Wife remained in need of sufficient … Continue reading
Holly acted for a wife in financial proceedings following a long marriage. The parties had been together for over 20 years and were separated for 10 years before seeking to deal with their finances. The wife was now in a long-term and committed relationship whilst the husband had remained in the family home. The husband … Continue reading
Holly represented a Wife in variation proceedings brought by her former husband. He sought to vary a spousal periodical payments order made a few years previously, relying upon the wife’s move across the country as well as a large tax liability which he faced to argue that Holly’s client should no longer receive periodical payments. … Continue reading
Philip represented a Wife in a four-day, hotly contested hearing. Despite the marriage having been very short, and childless, his robust advocacy and negotiation skills ensured success in obtaining a substantial award for his client.
Christopher represented the Wife throughout this case, at every hearing up to and including the final hearing. The couple’s marriage had been medium term, with two children, the eldest of which had significant health issues. The Wife had given up her career to look after the children and now earned a part-time salary, received tax … Continue reading
Philip represented a Husband with a very substantial pension in a financial remedy case. He successfully defeated the Wife’s case that she should obtain a pension sharing order and spousal maintenance based on a shortfall in her income.
Edward acted for a Husband in matrimonial finance proceedings following a long marriage. The parties’ child was now in adulthood. Before Edward became involved, the Wife had defended the divorce and then made an application for maintenance pending suit, which had resulted in the Court making an order for interim periodical payments and a costs … Continue reading
Christopher acted for a Wife in a divorce settlement following a marriage of 15 years. The couple originally met overseas in the Wife’s home country, then moved to the UK. At the time of the marriage, the Husband already partly owned a successful import export business, and owned two properties in the UK. The couple … Continue reading
Holly represented a Husband in financial proceedings following a marriage of 10 years. The main asset was the family home which had a reasonable level of equity but was subject to a mortgage in both parties’ names. Holly’s client also had a large Armed Forces pension following years of service, over half of which was … Continue reading
Philip represented a Husband and obtained a non-molestation injunction against the Wife due to domestic violence perpetrated upon his client by her.
Philip represented a Husband and succeeding in having a final financial remedy order varied so as to allow his client to buy out the Wife’s share of the matrimonial home, rather than it being sold as previously ordered and as she wished.
Edward represented a Wife in financial proceedings brought by the Husband after a long marriage. The parties’ children had all turned 18, and the couple’s principal assets were in properties in the UK and abroad. There were also significant pensions, including some which were already in payment and others whose fund status had changed during … Continue reading
Clive acted for a Husband who had suffered significant injuries in a road traffic accident and who had subsequently received substantial damages for those injuries. The Wife now sought to make a claim for a lump sum payment based upon her perceived entitlement to some of the compensation monies. Clive successfully persuaded the Court that … Continue reading
Melanie represented the Applicant at a First Directions Appointment (FDA). In this case it was possible to convert the FDA into a Final Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing regarding the Applicant’s variation for periodic spousal maintenance on a joint lives basis to a fixed term with a Section 28(1A) bar precluding the Respondent from making any … Continue reading