Freezing Injunction – Shaky Application: on Thin Ice? J v H  EWFC 133
Peel J was faced with an application for a freezing injunction by the husband seeking to restrain the wife from dealing with her overseas assets. The application had passed through the urgent applications judge in mid October, and by the time of the heari…
- Freezing Injunctions
Have We Been Getting It Wrong for the Past 75 Years? Privacy, Secrecy and the Financial Remedies Court
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley starts with one of the most celebrated opening lines in literature:‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.’Historically, the same could be said of the Family Division, where a husband or…
- Publicity and Confidentiality
Cryptoassets – Disarray and Definition
Another interesting week in the world of crypto.
Evaluating the Government's Response to the Women and Equalities Committee Rights of Cohabiting Partners Inquiry
Dissecting the Government's response to the Rights of Cohabiting Partners Inquiry Report and assessing its impact on the campaign for cohabitation reform.
A Review – Family Financial Arbitration: A Short Guide
Emily Ward reviews Family Financial Arbitration: A Short Guide by Gavin Smith.
- Book Review
Market Turbulence and Cash Equivalent Values (CEVs) for Defined Benefit Pensions, Q3 2022
If you have a CEV for a case which is only 3 or 4 months old, it is very likely that it will have fallen and will be out of date.
- Pensions on Divorce
Law Commission – Contempt of Court Project: Memorandum by Sir James Munby (26 September 2022)
Sir James Munby raises eight topics which the Law Commission might consider as part of its Contempt of Court Project.
Special Measures and Vulnerable Witnesses in the Financial Remedies Court: Where Do We Stand?
In the last nine months, three private law children cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal provided crucial guidance on special measures and the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in the Family Court.
- Special Measures in Conduct of Hearing
The Mini-Budget Economic Crisis – What Does This Mean for Financial Remedy Applications?
So, what does the current crisis mean for people who have just settled their financial remedy claims, and what does it mean for those currently being processed by the system?
- Setting Aside Orders (Including Barder Applications)
Fiscal Event Update
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, has announced his new Growth Plan for the UK. Some of the measures will have immediate effect, some take effect in November and others will take effect from 6 April 2023.
- Housing Need
- Income Projections
- Stamp Duty