Prenups and International Divorce

Recent press articles have reported an increase in Parisians moving to London to avoid new tax legislation and levies on their wealth in France.  This is leading to a housing boom in places such as South Kensington and Belgravia.  However French nationals moving to London to protect their wealth from tax may be putting their […]

Second bite of the cherry

The willingness of the English Court to allow further financial claims when a party is dissatisfied with a previous foreign divorce award was confirmed by last year’s Supreme Court decision of Agbaje.  A recent judgment by the Court of Appeal concerning an Italian waiter again reinforced the English Court’s appetite for reopening financial issues after an earlier decision by a foreign court, although this time […]

International Relocation of Children

A recent debate in the House of Commons has highlighted the English Courts’ out of date approach to the international relocation of children.  There is a heavy bias in favour of the parent with care when it comes to applications to take that child out of England to another foreign country.  The English Courts will […]

Binding Pre-nups in England?

Today, in the case of Radmacher v Granatino, the Supreme Court of England and Wales upheld the previous decision of the Court Appeal in 2009 which had given decisive weight to a pre-nup between a German and French national. Until today, the law in England and Wales in respect of pre-nups was unclear but by finding […]

Financial Claims After Foreign Divorce

Until recently, speed was of the essence in cases where one or more of the parties were resident abroad or a foreign national.   It was vital for your client to start their divorce proceedings against their spouse first and to win the race to court. The financial weaker party would win if they started their […]