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Analysis: Was De Gafforj ruling another missed opportunity?

Date:7 FEB 2019
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Partner Stuart Clark of the International Family Law Group looks at the Court of Appeal ruling that granted Anne Orenga de Gafforj a Hadkinson Order in September 2018.

The decision prevented her husband from pursuing his appeal against the Order of District Judge Hudd of April 2017 unless he complied with a Legal Services Payment Order made in her favour.

The judgment of Lord Justice Peter Jackson on the Hadkinson issue is unimpeachable. There were flagrant breaches of orders by the husband; deliberate and continuing contempt of court which entirely impeded the wife's ability to respond to his appeal.

Whilst that may be so the wider ramifications for international practitioners is...

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