Cases by Area of Law


A v A (2016)

Barrister: Jack Harris
Area of Law: Family Finance
Summary: Jack represented the Respondent in an application made by a former spouse to re-open concluded financial remedy proceedings on the grounds of an alleged ‘material non-disclosure’ at Final Hearing. Jack successfully applied for the case brought by the Applicant to be dismissed and secured an order for costs against the Applicant.

This case was of particular interest in light of the recent Supreme Court decisions in Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60 and Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61.

P v G

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody acted for intervener in divorce proceedings, where there was a dispute as to the owner of agricultural land. Held that the agricultural land belonged to the intervener and costs awarded against the husband who sought to argue it was a matrimonial asset.

C v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency)

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody acted for non resident parent harassed by CSA and subject to a deduction from earnings order. Deductions from earnings order quashed and cost paid by the CSA.

C v C

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody, instructed via public access by former husband, successfully defended attempt by former wife to obtain school fees order, and procured order that wife should pay the costs of proceedings.

N v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency)

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody acted to the mother and secured substantial increase in child maintenance liability by appealing to Tribunal, and demonstrating that the father was diverting income into this limited company and awarding himself an excessive pension.

S v S

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody acted for GP husband in divorce proceedings, and advised on division of pension worth more than £1.5 million.

G v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Support Agency) and G

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law: Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Summary: Jody, instructed via public access, successfully appealed finding that non resident parent had diverted income to limited company to the Upper Tribunal. Finding that there had been no diversion achieved with considerable reduction of child support payable.

CS v ACS & Anor [2015] EWHC 1005

Barrister: Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Area of Law: Family Finance, ToLATA & Inheritance

Summary: Munby P, on appeals against consent orders

Mann v Mann [2014] EWCA Civ 1674

Barrister: Led by Stephen Trowell and Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Area of Law: Family Finance, ToLATA & Inheritance

Summary: CA, on jurisdiction, maintenance and Hadkinson relief

Lofthouse v Box [2014] EWHC 1795a

Barrister: Led by John Wilson QC and  Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Area of Law: Family Finance, ToLATA & Inheritance

Summary: Birss J, TOLATA case involving allegations of illegality