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Course Aims:

This CPDcast series aims to provide an overview of recent ancillary relief case law. Part one looks at cases relating to jurisdiction, procedure and preliminary issues and the exercise of the discretion and principles of distribution. Part two examines cases pertaining to disclosure and 'Hildebrand' rules, costs and settlements and agreements.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the recent cases dealing with disclosure and the 'Hildebrand' Rules;
  • Know the ruling in Imerman v Imerman;
  • Appreciate the dangers of partial disclosure as examined in V v V;
  • Understand the costs issues raised by Harrison v Harrison;
  • Know how the cases of Macleod, F v F and Radmacher have reasoned the issues surrounding settlements and agreements.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Tchenguiz and Ors v Imerman; Imerman v Imerman [2010] EWCA Civ 908;
  • V v V (Financial Relief) [2009] EWHC 2901 (Fam) [2010] 2 FLR 516;
  • Harrison v Harrison [2009] 1 FLR 1434;
  • Macleod v Macleod [2008] UKPC 64 [2009] 1 FLR 641;
  • F v F (Pre-nuptial Agreement) [2009] EWHC 2485 (Fam) [2010] 1 FLR 1743;
  • Radmacher v Granatino.

In this two part CPDcast series, Richard Tambling, a barrister at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, examines recent cases relating to ancillary relief.

In part one, he examines procedure and preliminary issues, as discussed in the cases of Re Z (Restraining Solicitors for acting) [2009], Miller Smith v Miller Smith [2009] and KSO v MJO and JMO (PSO Intervening) [2008], and the exercise of the discretion and principles of distribution as examined in Moore v Moore [2009], H v H (Financial Relief) [2010] and Behzadi v Bezhadi [2008].

In part 2, he discusses disclosure and the 'Hildebrand' Rules in the cases of Imerman v Imerman [2010], V v V (Financial Relief) [2009], costs in the case of Harrison v Harrison [2009], and finally settlements and agreements in Macleod v Macleod [2008], F v F (Pre-nuptial agreement) [2009] and Radmacher v Granatino.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-02-27

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