Divorce and Family Law Case Studies

Wives Win Landmark Ruling

This week the Supreme Court gave judgement on two cases involving a similar legal argument. In the cases of Sharland & Gohil the Supreme Court allowed the previously agreed order relating to their finances to be set aside and finances to be looked at once again. This was against a background where it was confirmed that the disclosure provided previously by each Husband was ‘deliberately dishonest’.

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Dishonest party ordered to pay £334k costs bill

In the recent case of Joy v Joy-Morancho [2015] EWCH 2507 (Fam) the presiding Judge Sir Peter Singer indicated that the husband’s conduct in providing information in connection with his financial circumstances amounted to ‘blatant dishonesty’ and ordered him to pay all of his wife’s legal costs for proceedings since May 2013 which amounted to £334,000.

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McHale and Co help resolve Matrimonial Dispute Involving significant assests

Our family law team has recently been involved in resolving some matrimonial disputes containing significant assets together with some rather individual issues. One such example is when they were instructed to represent a client who was suffering with mental health issues whilst also going through

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Wyatt v Vince

The Supreme Court judgment in Wyatt v Vince has caused quite a stir since it was handed down on the 11 March 2015.

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Successful legal argument leads to extra contact and avoids high costs

Lindsey Britland one of our Family Solicitors highlighted how important advocacy skills are in helping progress matters without delay and additional costs when she secured extra contact for dad and his two young children of 4 and 7.

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