- Change of circumstances required for variation of a lump sum by installments (RGR v SAR)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Family analysis: In RGR v SAR the court was concerned with an application for variation of a lump sum on the basis of the husband’s assertions that he was insolvent. The court focused on changes in the parties’ respective financial position since the original consent order was made, and the judgment also includes a discussion as to the interplay between ongoing periodical payments and interest accruing on an unpaid lump sum. Sophie Groves, director, and Valerija Belikova, assistant solicitor, at Vardags consider the issues and implications of the decision.
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