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Pushing boundaries in Schedule 1 applications

Date:29 MAY 2020

In what could represent a new frontier for the way that Schedule 1 (The Children Act 1989) applications are dealt with by the courts DN v UD [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam) marks the first ever reported example of long-term capital provision being made for a child which extends into independent adulthood. In a case which is notable for several reasons Mr Justice Williams made the unprecedented decision to award capital sums to the two youngest children to purchase their own properties outright in the future. 


DN v UD is a “big money” case involving the mother and father of three children aged 22 19 and 14 at the time of judgment. Both Russian nationals the parents never married but cohabited intermittently over the last two decades with the relationship finally coming to an end in 2016. During this time the father was successively married to three other women divorcing two of them and fathering several other children.

Having built a business empire the father was and is extremely wealthy; he funded the lives of the family throughout the relationship...

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