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Terms of pre-nuptial agreement considered unfair

Anita Bräck, former wife of McLaren F1 test driver, Kenny Bräck, has succeeded in her appeal against the terms of the financial settlement to the parties’ pre-nuptial agreement. The retired racing driver sought to rely on the terms of the document prepared in 2000, following the parties’ separation in 2015. The racing driver and his bride-to-be to signed the pre-nuptial agreement when …

changes

Changes to divorce law and matrimonial finances

The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill has been scheduled to commence its Committee stage in the House of Lords on 23 November 2018. This stage affords the proposed bill to be scrutinised on a line by line basis, in order to consider changes proposed to existing legislation. The proposed bill, sponsored by Baroness Deech, suggests changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 …

Northampton

Northampton becomes part of Family Court pilot scheme

The Family Court at Northampton is soon to join the Financial Remedies Pilot, as part of the court’s strategy to manage court proceedings relating to matrimonial finances. Following further consultation, the current President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, announced that the regional piloting scheme was to be extended to eight new courts, including Northampton. The Financial Remedies Court is …