Reported Cases

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Hughes Fowler Carruthers remains a firm of choice for the huge money cases The Legal 500 2020

Potanin v Potanina [2019] EWHC 2956 (Fam)

Acting for the wife (Respondent) in divorce proceedings which involved the application under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 for relief following an overseas divorce, in this case in Russia.

Rogan v Rogan [2019] EWHC 814 (Fam)

The firm acted for the wife (Applicant) in an application issued for the committal of her former husband to prison for significant arrears of maintenance.

W v H [2019] EWFC B19

Represented the wife (Applicant) in an application to set aside a consent order, on grounds that she had not had legal advice regarding the fairness of the consent order, and that being on Interpol’s wanted list had placed her under undue influence.

Pierburg v Pierburg [2019] EWFC 24

Advised the wife (Petitioner) in a case on whether the wife’s application to divorce the respondent husband should be heard in the family court of England and Wales, as per the wife’s position, or in Germany, as per the husband’s position, following the wife’s move to the UK after the parties separated.

Timokhina v Timokhin [2019] EWCA Civ 1284

The firm acted for the wife (Appellant) in an appeal in relation to an order that she pay £109,394 in respect of the costs of Alexander Timokhin, the father, incurred during the course of litigation concerning the future arrangements for the care of their children. The case involved considerations in relation to costs principles.

AF v SF [2019] EWHC 1224 (Fam)

The firm acted for the husband (Respondent) in financial remedy proceedings in which almost all of the assets were held in Trust funds of which the husband was a beneficiary. The husband was represented by the Official Solicitor.

MB v TB [2018] EWHC 2035 (Fam)

The firm acted for the husband (Respondent) in an application to establish the jurisdiction of the divorce proceedings. The issue related to whether there had been an abuse of process on the part of the wife after the husband claimed that she had issued her petition simply to secure the English jurisdiction in the event that a divorce was needed, and in fact the marriage had not, at that time, irretrievably broken down.

Rogan v Rogan [2018] EWHC 2512 (Fam)

Representing the wife (Applicant) in an application to commit her former husband to prison for significant non-payment and arrears of spousal maintenance following their divorce.

A v R (Children) [2018] EWHC 2771 (Fam)

Acted for the mother (Appellant) in an appeal against a fact finding hearing in private children proceedings, where the judge provides a useful reminder of the law pertaining to domestic abuse cases, in particular the question of appeals arising from fact finding hearings.

Mantegazza v Mantegazza [2017] EWHC 3811 (Fam)

The firm acted in an application by the husband for a stay of divorce proceedings started by the wife in England where he wanted the proceedings to be held in Switzerland.

G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam)

Advised the mother (Applicant) in a case determining unresolved issues arising from a claim under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, in particular a provision seeking to restrict the mother and child from purchasing a replacement property outside England and Wales, effectively to prevent external relocation before a specified stage in the child’s education.

Bezeliansky v Bezelianskaya [2017] EWCA Civ 76

Acted in an appeal regarding the working out and enforcement of orders for financial provision made at the conclusion of divorce proceedings between Russian nationals who took up residence in England.