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This podcast looks at the issues that may affect an ancillary relief order. It focuses on the effect of a second marriage and looks at the case of Vaughan v Vaughan [2010]. The podcast also examines the key cases in the area of sexual misconduct and the type of conduct the judiciary will take into account when dividing up finances.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what type of issues can affect an ancillary relief order;
  • Be aware of the effect of a second marriage on ancillary relief proceedings;
  • Appreciate the impact of Vaughan v Vaughan [2010];
  • Understand the court's approach to misconduct when considering an ancillary relief order;
  • Understand the nature of the conduct that will be taken into account by the court.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Cordle v. Cordle [2002] 1 FCR 97;
  • Delaney v. Delaney [1991] 2 FLR 457, CA;
  • Furniss v. Furniss (1982) 3 FLR 46;
  • H v. H (Financial Relief: Attempted Murder as Conduct) [2006] 1 FLR 990;
  • K v. L [2010] EWCA Civ 125;
  • Michael v. Michael [1986] 2 FLR 389;
  • Re S [2006] EWHC 2793 (Fam);
  • Slater v. Slater & Another (1982) 3 FLR 364;
  • Stockford v. Stockford (1982) 3 FLR 58;
  • Vaughan v. Vaughan [2010] EWCA Civ 349;
  • White v. White [2000] 3 FCR 555;
  • s.25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

In this CPDcast, Andrew Commins, a barrister at St. John's Chambers, looks at the effect of remarriage and misconduct on an ancillary relief order.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-04-02

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