T v V [2019] EWHC 214 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

The Claimant had been in a relationship with the deceased for about fifteen years up to his death on 26 June 2016. She brought a claim against the estate for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (‘1975 Act’) in October 2017...

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

The claimant applied for an order under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act), s2, against the estate of her deceased husband (the deceased). Probate of the deceased’s will was granted on 16 December 2016 and the application was made on 8 November 2018...

Ankul Daga v Aparna Bangur [2018] EWFC 91

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

Following decree absolute in October 2017, the husband sought a lump sum payment from the wife, out of two discretionary trust funds of which the wife was settlor, with a combined value of £17.5m, the trustee of which was an offshore company. The beneficiaries were the ‘family members’ of the settlor...

KA v MA
 Neutral citation: [2018] EWHC 499 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2018 #171

When the parties met in July 2000, they had both been previously married. In the husband’s case, a difficult divorce caused him to set his face against remarriage. He had three sons who spent significant periods of time with their father in a substantial property near Reading (Property G) which had a value of £3...

AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

AAZ (W) applied for financial orders ancillary to her divorce from BBZ (H). H was the sole director of the second respondent C Ltd, a Cypriot registered company and the trustee of a Bermudian Discretionary Trust (the trust). P Ltd, the third respondent, is a Panamian company which H said was within the trust...

J v U; U v J (No. 2) Domicile [2017] EWHC 449 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

The question before the court was, in the context of divorce proceedings between the petitioner and the respondent, whether either party to the marriage were domiciled in England and Wales. The respondent’s position was that neither were so domiciled, such that the divorce petition of the petitioner should be struck out for want of jurisdiction...

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

JS, a 14-year-old, terminally ill girl wanted to pursue cryonic preservation: the speculative and controversial scientific theory of freezing a dead body in the hope that resuscitation and a cure may be possible in the distant future. JS’s parents disagreed about what should happen...

TM v AH [2016] EWHC 572 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: September 2016 #162

The wife applied to join the trustees of the A trust and the B trust as parties to the litigation between the husband and wife. The husband was the settlor of both trusts. At one point husband and wife had been beneficiaries. They have now been irrevocably excluded from benefit...

HN v AN [2005] EWHC 2908 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: June 2016 #160

HN (the wife) married AN (the husband) on 30 September 2001. In July 2000 they had chosen a property known as Brooklands Farm (Brooklands) to be their future matrimonial home; it had been purchased in July 2000 for £725,000 by a Bahamian company called WP Ltd, which was owned by a Guernsey trust called the F Trust...