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The court has no jurisdiction to make an interim property adjustment order, per the Court of Appeal decision in Wicks v Wicks. In addition, section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 provides that an order for the sale of property may only be made on or after the making of an order for periodical payments, a lump sum order, a property adjustment order, or a legal services payment order and generally such orders (save for a legal services payment order) will be made at a final hearing or be contained within a final order made by consent.
The courts have, since
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A promise will only be capable of being contractually enforced if it is either made in a deed or made in exchange for something of value, known as
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U. For guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For a client letter on
Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor can:•transfer, lease or mortgage inter vivos, or•by will (it passes on intestacy)No cloggingIt is a fundamental principle of a mortgage that there must be no clog
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