Sandra Davis
The Lawyer
09 March 2015

Wright "get on with it" case highlights divorce awards discrimination

The Wright Court of Appeal case highlights tension faced when making matrimonial finance orders that are fair to the breadwinner and the home-maker.

Much has been written recently about Tracey Wright, the ex-wife of racehorse surgeon Ian Wright, who failed in her appeal against a decision significantly reducing the maintenance she received from her former husband.

Press interest was piqued by the comments attributed to Lord Justice Pitchford, who is reported to have said that divorcees with children aged over seven should work for a living and that Mrs Wright should “just get on with it” and find a job like any other number of women with children.

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