K v L [2011] EWCA Civ 550

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | January/February 2012 #116

On H’s ancillary relief claim, Bodey J awarded him a sum of £5m pursuant to an open offer made by W. W had assets worth approximately £57m and H had assets of approximately £300,000, represented by the former matrimonial home which was transferred to him by W in the course of the divorce. The couple began cohabiting in Israel in 1986, and underwent a ceremony of marriage that was not valid under Israeli law. They married legally in England in 1991, where they have lived ever since. The length of the relationship was 21 years and there are children from the marriage. Substantially t...

Inherited Assets: Preserving for the future

Chris McIntosh reviews the courts’ approach where the marital assets are inherited as in the decision in Robson v Robson ‘Financial needs should be considered in conjunction with the s25 MCA 1973 factors, viewed through the prism of the available resources, which might not have remained at a consistent level throughout the relationship.’The case of …
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