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Family Matters

Issue 5
23697

A v M [2021] EWFC 89 – case considering treatment of Private Equity funds, where Judge made clear that parties should not expect anonymization

The husband had worked in private equity for a number of years and the parties were in dispute regarding two funds.

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23707

Transparency Review

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane has published his review of transparency in the Family Court.

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23699

Schrader v Austria (15437/19) [2021] ECHR 808

Decision by the European Court on Human Rights ("ECHR") on whether inaction by domestic courts had caused a father to be alienated from his son and step-son, therefore breaching Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the "Convention").

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23700

Hasan v Ul Hasan [2021] EWHC 1791 (Fam) – claim under Part III MCA 1973 after death of respondent dismissed but permission for a "leapfrog" appeal granted

Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 provides that, in certain circumstances, the English court may make financial provision for a spouse following an overseas divorce.

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23701

E v L [EWFC] 60 (Fam) – Mostyn J considers short & childless marriages, company valuation and costs

The case involved a short, childless marriage. The husband sought to use those facts to argue that the wife's financial claim on divorce should be limited to meeting her needs.

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23702

Sismey v Salandron [2021] All ER (D) 25 – Exercise caution when agreeing that one party will irrevocably nominate someone to inherit under their will.

The case involved a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975, challenging, under s.11 of that Act, a covenant to leave a property by Will entered into between the deceased and his ex-wife as part of financial remedy proceedings.

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