Jay Patel comments on a racing driver’s ex-wife’s possible entitlement to a £5 million divorce settlement in Family Law

The ex-wife of a McLaren racing driver could be entitled to a £5 million divorce settlement after an appeal court ruled that a 18-year old prenuptial deal was “unfair.” Jay Patel, a partner at Hunters Solicitors, said: “The Court ultimately retains discretion as to what amounts to a fair settlement. This is the reason why…

Henry Hood comments on Sharia court ignoring an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife in The Law Society Gazette and Family Law Week

A Sharia court in Dubai has ignored an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife as part of the UK’s biggest divorce settlement. Lawyers say the development further underlines the difficulty of enforcing UK divorce orders abroad. Henry Hood, a partner at Hunters Solicitors, said: “This…

Hazel Wright comments on High Court ruling that Islamic faith marriage falls within English matrimonial law in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Express, Family Law Week and Scottish Legal News

In the Independent Review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales, published in February 2018, it was acknowledged that Sharia Councils cannot celebrate legally binding marriages. This is unlike the position for other faiths, such as Christianity and Judaism, which do not have this “double ceremony” requirement. But those following these faiths…