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FRB v DCA [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam)

Date:30 OCT 2019
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(Family Division, Cohen J, 28 October 2019)

Financial remedies – Tort of deceit – Application to strike out claim for damages.

The Family Division held that the claim in deceit could not survive; the continuance of proceedings would cause considerable difficulty within financial remedy proceedings and added nothing legitimate to them.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam)

Case No: QB2019-000813



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28/10/2019

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Jeffrey Gruder QC and Jackie McArthur (instructed by Vardags) for the Claimant husband

Justin Rushbrooke QC and Thomas Munby (instructed by Payne Hicks Beach) for the Defendant wife

Hearing dates: 7th, 8th October 2019

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.



This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: FRB v DCA [2019] EWHC 2816 (Fam)

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