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Essentially, unless the decree is made absolute, the orders for financial provision will not take effect. In relation to lump sum and periodical payments orders, this is provided for expressly in section 23(5) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973). In relation to transfer of property orders/settlements it is provided for in MCA 1973, s 24(3). See Practice Note: Implications of the death of a party.
Accordingly in McMinn v McMinn, a lump sum in favour of a wife was held not to be enforceable where the husband did not survive to decree abso
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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually recorded in a written contract or openly expressed in an oral contract at the time the contract is made (or there may be a combination of written and oral
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Having established that a duty of care exists (see Practice Note: Negligence—when does a duty of care arise?), it is then necessary to consider whether or not there has been a breach of that duty. This will depend on a number of factors outlined below and considered against the general background of
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