In this article we look at the recent decision in the ongoing and highly publicised divorce case of Akhmedova v Akhmedov. This decision is the latest in a long run of enforcement cases brought by the wife against her former husband who in 2016 was ordered to pay her one of the largest reported financial settlements in England. While the judge was critical of the husband’s reorganisation of his assets to put and keep them beyond the wife’s reach this is not the end of the road for this case. This judgment is simply another stepping-stone towards the wife realising the award she is entitled to.
This matter was initially heard before Mr Justice Haddon-Cave in December 2016 and again in April 2018 in circumstances where the wife had sought freezing orders avoidance of disposition orders and orders that certain transactions carried out by the husband had been at an undervalue. There was then a further enforcement hearing in September 2019 proceeding in April 2018 in the High Court when the court considered the issues of:
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