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Where following the closure of evidence at a final financial remedy hearing, but before judgment has been delivered, there has been a change in circumstances can the judge have regard to those changes when delivering judgment?

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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 07/11/2019

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where following the closure of evidence at a final financial remedy hearing, but before judgment has been delivered, there has been a change in circumstances can the judge have regard to those changes when delivering judgment?

Where following the closure of evidence at a final financial remedy hearing, but before judgment has been delivered, there has been a change in circumstances can the judge have regard to those changes when delivering judgment?

There is an ongoing duty of disclosure in financial remedy proceedings and the court must have regard to all the circumstances of the case when exercising its discretion under section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. It follows that if there had been a significant change of circumstances between close of evidence and judgment, it would be the duty of the parties to bring it to the attention of the

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