M v M [2009] EWHC 1941 (Fam) (29 July 2009)

Family Law Newswatch

Wife informed the court that she intended to apply for a transfer to her of the husband's shares in the company run by him. A few days before the hearing she abandoned this application and sought periodical payments. Her application for periodical payments was dismissed, and the husband sought an order that the wife pay half his costs. Held, this was a case in which an issue based costs order should be made. The wife was ordered to pay £175,000 of the husband's costs of about £916,000.

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