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Funding applications - lessons for solicitors learned in the trenches

Date:16 MAR 2014

On 10 March Mostyn J handed down his decision in the case of Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam) [2014] 2 FLR (forthcoming). We were solicitors for the Applicant Wife in the proceedings.

The applications before his Lordship were these:

(a) the Wife's application for a legal services order ('LSPO') under s 22ZA of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in respect of financial remedy proceedings;

(b) the Wife's application for an order for a lump sum under s 15 of and Sch 1 to the Children Act 1989 ('the Sch 1 application') in respect of her legal costs in proceedings brought against her under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ('the Abduction proceedings') and


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