Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

The claimant, who was born in the Philippines, married Michael Frederick Hendry (the deceased) on 31 October 2003. He was 20 years older and already had three adult children. They entered into a pre-nuptial agreement which provided that in the event of the marriage failing the claimant would receive a lump sum of £10,000 and a one-way flight to the Philippines...

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...

Berger v Berger [2013] EWCA Civ 1305

WTLR Issue: January/February 2014 #136

The appellant, who was in her mid-80s and in poor health, was the widow of the deceased who had died on 26 June 2005. Both parties had children by previous marriages, and were together for 36 years. The deceased’s estate totalled approximately £7...

Re JDS; Smyth v JDS [2012] COP 10334473

WTLR Issue: April 2012 #118

In 2001 the patient, J, received a settlement of £2,090,000 damages in respect of cerebral palsy suffered as a result of complications at the time of his birth in 1991. Of this, £1,611,222 was attributable to his future care needs. J is an only child...