The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
Judge Gary Robert Hickinbottom has been appointed to be a Justice of the High Court.
The Lord Chief Justice will assign Judge Hickinbottom to the Queen's Bench Division.
Judge Hickinbottom, 52, was admitted as a Solicitor in 1981. He was appointed a Recorder in 1994, a Circuit Judge in 2001, Chief Social Security Commissioner and Child Support Commissioner in 2003, Chief Pension Appeal Commissioner in 2005 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.