- 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?
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.
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