The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which sets out the current status of prenuptial agreements and proposals for... Read More
Radmacher v Granatino
Radmacher v Granatino transformed the way English courts regard prenuptial agreements. In 2010, Vardags represented Katrin Radmacher in a case that culminated in a landmark ruling at the Supreme Court, changing to the law to make prenuptial agreements enforceable in England and Wales.
The case concerned a German heiress and her French husband, a banker. The parties married in London 1998, having signed a prenuptial agreement in Germany which agreed that neither party would benefit from the other’s property on divorce. During divorce proceedings, Ms Radmacher appealed the judge’s decision not to give the prenup decisive weight and was successful. The Supreme Court, in a judgment encouraging adult autonomy, ruled that fair prenups should have “magnetic importance”.
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Baroness Deech, Chair of the Bar Standards Board and a member of the House of Lords has discussed the thorny issue of spousal... Read More
Vardags Managing Director Catherine Thomas appeared on BBC News commenting on the new Law Commission Matrimonial Property, Needs and... Read More