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Can COVID-19 be a Barder event? (HW v WW)

Can COVID-19 be a Barder event? (HW v WW)
Published on: 11 May 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Can COVID-19 be a Barder event? (HW v WW)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Family analysis: In HW v WW, the court considered an application to set aside a final financial consent order reached between the parties at a financial dispute resolution (FDR) hearing, arising due to a claim that the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had had upon the value of the business which the husband retained was a Barder event. Maria Scotland, barrister at 5 St Andrew’s Hill, considers the decision and its implications. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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