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An effective method of enforcement? Blight v Brewster

Date:9 FEB 2017
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Queen's Counsel

The article explores the effectiveness of using Blight v Brewster principles as a means to enforce a judgement.

The authors recently successfully pursued the route to enforce a lump sum order made in financial remedy proceedings and to recover costs ordered by the Court of Appeal following an unsuccessful attempt by the husband to appeal the financial remedy order. It concerns an occupational pension scheme. Success was achieved by the use of a freezing order to preserve the pension until the court had authorised the wife’s solicitor to make the election to draw the pension lump sum early on behalf of the husband and facilitate, through a third party debt order, a payment of the lump sum necessary to satisfy the outstanding debt.

The full version of this article appears in the February 2017 issue of Family Law. 

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