Judge v Judge & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1458

Judge v Judge & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1458

Conservative Party grandee defeated his former wife's attempt to reopen their divorce settlement after he withheld £14 million to reimburse a charity but never paid it.

Ansari v Ansari & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1456

Ansari v Ansari & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1456

Where a disposition of property made with the intention of reducing financial relief had been followed by further transactions made for valuable consideration and in good faith, the discretion conferred by s 37(3) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 would not be used to set aside, as a consequence of setting aside the original reviewable disposition under the Act, a charge, not in itself a reviewable disposition which had been granted by the purchaser on the security of the property.

M-D v D [2008] EWHC 1929 (Fam)

M-D v D [2008] EWHC 1929 (Fam)

Appeal by wife against ancillary relief order on basis that the order had failed to make sufficient provision for her pension. Appeal allowed and husband ordered to pay further lump sum of £35,000.

Bird v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2008] EWHC 3159 (Admin)

Bird v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2008] EWHC 3159 (Admin)

Magistrates were not obliged to make a liability order if satisfied that payment had been made by the liable person but by a method other than that notified by the Child Support Agency.

Moore v Moore [2008] EWCA Civ 1599

Moore v Moore [2008] EWCA Civ 1599

Application for permission to appeal in ancillary relief proceedings. Application adjourned for hearing before full bench.

P (A Child), Re [2009] EWCA Civ 376

P (A Child), Re [2009] EWCA Civ 376

Application for permission to appeal by maternal great-grandparents against care and placement orders - judge 'reached a permissible conclusion by the correct route. Her judgment cannot be criticised and an appeal against it would stand no reasonable prospect of success' -accordingly, the application for permission to appeal was refused.

MacLeod v MacLeod [2008] UKPC 64

MacLeod v MacLeod [2008] UKPC 64

Appeal by husband from the Manx courts to the Privy Council against a judge’s decision to exercise his discretion to alter a post nuptial agreement. Appeal allowed.

In re M (a Child) (Nonaccidental injury: Burden of proof)

In re M (a Child) (Nonaccidental injury: Burden of proof)

Counsel had a positive duty to raise with the judge not only any alleged deficiency in the judge’s reasoning but also any genuine query or ambiguity which arose on the judgment.

T v B & Anor [2008] EWHC 3000 (Fam)

T v B & Anor [2008] EWHC 3000 (Fam)

Application by mother under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 - Restraint Order freezing father's assets - mother applied to be joined to the restraint proceedings for the purpose of having access to the documents filed by the Prosecutor in those proceedings - application refused.

Rothwell v Rothwell [2008] EWCA Civ 1600

Rothwell v Rothwell [2008] EWCA Civ 1600

Judgment concerning costs after a failure of a mediated agreement in ancillary relief proceedings. No order for costs was made.

KSO v MJO & Ors [2008] EWHC 3031 (Fam)

KSO v MJO & Ors [2008] EWHC 3031 (Fam)

Mr Justice Munby bemoans ancillary relief litigation conducted at 'ruinous expense'.

A B v J L B [2008] EWHC 2965 (Fam)

A B v J L B [2008] EWHC 2965 (Fam)

Brussels II bis - mother issued divorce in London, father issued proceedings in the Netherlands, where the parties were residing - mother applied to have proceedings relating to child transferred to London - application dismissed.