Our articles are written by experts in their field and include barristers, solicitors, judges, mediators, academics and professionals from a range of related disciplines. Family Law provides a platform for debate for all the important topics, from divorce and care proceedings to transparency and access to justice. If you would like to contribute please email editor@familylaw.co.uk.
Spotlight
A day in the life Of...
Ally Tow
Ally Tow
Senior Associate
Read on
ANCILLARY RELIEF: Behzadi v Behzadi [2008] EWCA Civ 399
Date:5 FEB 2008

(Court of Appeal; Wilson LJ; 6 March 2008)

The wife was refused permission to appeal on her own grounds, but given permission to amend the grounds of appeal, and permission to appeal on the revised grounds. The judge seemed not to have attempted to calculate the total net assets of parties, or to calculate the effect on the parties of the capital adjustments he proposed to order. It was arguable that if those calculations were done the award to the husband would be seen to be too high, particularly given that much of the wife's wealth had been inherited, and that the court had given no consideration to the question of the wife's liquidity.