Williams v Bateman [2009] EWHC 1760 (Ch) (22 July 2009)

Family Law Newswatch

Bankruptcy order made against the husband - trustee applied for a declaration in respect of the interests in the property, and for an order for sale - judge made a declaration that the trustee had a 50% beneficial interest, with an order for sale - judge made certain deductions in the wife's favour, including £37,245.50 by way of equity of exoneration - wife appealed, arguing that the equity of exoneration figure should have been treated as a set-off against the trustee's interest in property, under Insolvency Act 1986, s 323(1) - appeal dismissed.