Financial provision

Financial provision guidance:

It is common for an agreement to be reached prior to the final hearing. An agreement may be reached at any stage of the proceedings right up to the doors of the court. As...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the requirements for permission to adduce expert evidence and restrictions on expert evidence, together with...

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In the UK the overwhelming majority of pension schemes in the private sector, ie both occupational and personal pension schemes, are established under trust and are...

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Government policy For many years as part of government policy the establishment in the UK of private pensions in addition to state pensions has been encouraged. This...

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Brexit impact The UK has voted to leave the EU and is due to leave on exit day, as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. EU...

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For a list of key Pensions Ombudsman determinations we have reported on, see Practice Note: Pensions Ombudsman determination tracker. The appeal process in summary The...

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Great care should be taken when dealing with an application to preserve assets. An ill-conceived, badly prepared application or one that does not carefully follow...

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Setting aside Where a party considers that the other party has disposed of assets to a third party so as to defeat their claims in financial proceedings within divorce or...

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A Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank offer is admissible, and what weight will be given to it, will...

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It is not uncommon for bankruptcy and divorce proceedings to run concurrently, or for one set of proceedings to impact on the other. For further reading on the effect...

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Introduction In addition to periodical payments orders, the court may also make capital orders under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). Such orders are most...

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Introduction Under sections s 31(7A)–(7F) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (as amended) and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent provisions (CPA 2004)...

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The basis of Duxbury calculations A Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical payment requirement...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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The court retains jurisdiction to make orders for maintenance where there is a disability living allowance paid to a child or where a child is disabled. A child is...

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Section 26 of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that where a person who is alleged to be the parent of a child for whom a maintenance calculation has been...

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