Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Practice Direction 12D amended following Munby P’s judgment ‘In the matter of a Ward...

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has issued a circular announcing that the practice guidance relating to inherent jurisdiction and wardship proceedings has been amended... Read More
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Brexit uncertainty factors in international child relocation case

Brexit became a factor in a child relocation battle in a judgment released last week where a mother successfully appealed the court's refusal to... Read More
Wallet and money

Are your Dux in a row? What case law can teach us about Duxbury...

Since the decision in the eponymous case in 1987, courts have been using Duxbury calculations to decide on spousal maintenance between parties who want a clean break.... Read More
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Baron’s daughter fails to inherit family estate thanks to “discriminatory” law

The eldest child of the late Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrook will not inherit her father's title or estate due to the laws of succession and... Read More
Royal Courts of Justice

Court of Appeal departs from equal sharing principle for successful business woman

The Court of Appeal has taken the significant step in departing from the “sharing principle” established by the House of Lords in White v White [2001] in a divorce between a very successful energy trader, Julie Sharp, and her IT consultant husband... Read More

Divorce proceedings and financial disputes to be separated

Divorce proceedings and any financial remedy proceedings are going to be 'de-linked' and pursued separately in a move set to streamline the family court... Read More
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Sir Christopher Hohn to pay ex-wife’s charity £282m in landmark ruling

The hedge fund boss of a children’s charity has been ordered to pay his ex-wife’s own charity £282 million.... Read More
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The sun shines on Vardags Manchester’s 1st anniversary party

On the sunny afternoon of Friday 9th June, the Vardags Manchester team jubilantly saw off the working week with a celebration of the office... Read More
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Mary J. Blige to pay husband $30k a month in spousal support

A judge has ordered American singer Mary J. Blige to pay her estranged husband Martin 'Kendu' Isaacs $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support, in... Read More

Divorce wave pulls up house prices in Hong Kong

The rise of divorce in Hong Kong is pushing up property prices in an already sky-high housing market, local papers reported this week. This year... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

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Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 


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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

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