Acting for a wife in a finance case with an interesting legal argument

Christopher acted for a wife in a finance case with an interesting legal argument – despite the assets being modest.

The parties separated in 2003, but didn’t resolve matters until an FDR in September 2015, with the husband to pay a lump sum within 42 days. The husband failed to pay the lump sum, and the Order provided that, in the event of default of the lump sum payment by that date, the husband’s home was to be sold.

The husband procrastinated, Christopher’s client applied for enforcement, and the matter was listed some 12 months later.

The case involved Christopher in significant and detailed legal argument, as a result of which the Wife was successful in obtaining enforcement orders on behalf of his client. The wife was successful on all counts, in particular in relation to interest awarded at full judgment rate at 8%.