Posts Tagged: non-disclosure

John Oxley tackles the issues of criminal proceedings in the family courts in Family Law journal

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Chekhov warned never to place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off. Despite the arsenal that the Family Courts have at their disposal to protect people’s family lives, the bringing of criminal charges is a weapon rarely fired. In a recent article in Family Law, Vardags barrister John Oxley makes… Read more »

Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya: The difficulty of enforcing financial provision orders


In the recent case of Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya, a wealthy Russian husband unsuccessfully applied for permission to appeal concerning a variation of a consent order and three committal orders. The husband and wife married on 14th April 2000 and moved to England in 2004 before having a daughter in 2006. The divorce petition was issued in… Read more »

High court judge rules in favour of husband who hid millions

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Six years after finalising the divorce settlement, a wife has returned to court following the discovery that her husband had failed to disclose millions during financial remedy proceedings. The husband, whose wealth comes from his family company Screwfix, had omitted his significant interest in two trusts. Mr and Ms Goddard-Watts began living together in 1987 and married in 1996. They separated in 2009… Read more »

“Fraud unravels all”: Supreme Court allows both appeals for Sharland and Gohil cases

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The Supreme Court has struck a blow against cheats in landmark rulings on the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil. Charlotte Newman Charlotte worked with Vardags from May 2013 to February 2016. To contact Vardags please call 020 7404 9390 or email us or fill in the contact form on the right. Charlotte Newman is… Read more »