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11 JUL 2016

Family Law Newsletter: 11 July 2016

Family Law Newsletter: 11 July 2016
The Family Law newsletter provides you with all the latest news, judgments, articles and guidance to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice.


Roberts J awards American wife £62.3m following Saudi divorce
11 July 2016
The wife applied for financial remedies for herself and her 13-year-old daughter pursuant to Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 following the husband’s pronouncement of talaq in Saudi Arabia.

Civil partner takes dissolution battle to Court of Appeal
04 July 2016
A woman who discovered that her civil partner, who died in 2013, appeared to have hidden assets worth millions of pounds in business assets during the dissolution of their relationship hopes to ask the Court of Appeal to set aside the original 'unfair' judgment.


Needs Must! Family Justice Council provides guidance for financial orders in 'needs' cases
Gwyn Evans - @GwynforLaw
11 July 2016
Financial needs are 'an issue of central importance in most divorces'. But how are a divorcing spouse’s needs to be assessed?

EU refuses to reform divorce forum jurisdiction, but 'speeds up' child abduction
David Hodson OBE - @DMHodson
11 July 2016
The European Union last week (30 June 2016) adopted the European Commission's proposals for reform of Brussels II, the Brussels Regulation.

Preparing to go to court
Jo Carr-West
11 July 2016
Resolving family issues through the system is still a reality for many families and, despite significant changes in the court system, it can be an eye-opening experience for those involved.

Financial remedies pot pourri
Christopher Sharp QC
06 July 2016
The article continues Christopher Sharp QC's regular views of the more important recent financial remedy cases, this one covering the period from February 2016 to mid-June 2016.

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FINANCIAL REMEDIES: Juffali v Juffali [2016] EWHC 1684 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 30 June 2016
Mrs Justice Roberts
Family Division
The claim for breach of trust was dismissed.

PUBLICITY & REPORTING: London Borough of Sutton v Gray and Ors [2016] EWHC 1608 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 22 June 2016
Mrs Justice Pauffley
Family Division
The application for publication of the fact-finding judgment in respect of Ellie Butler was refused.

PROPERTY: Daniel and Anor v Tee and Ors [2016] EWHC 1538 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 01 July 2016
Richard Spearman QC (sitting as a deputy judge of the Chancery Division)
Chancery Division
The claim for breach of trust was dismissed.

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