A Supreme Court ruling has today given two women the right to have their divorce settlements re-opened after they claimed their ex-husbands misled judges about how much they were worth. Read the full report here.
Lightfoots’ Family Law Solicitor Madeleine Harrington has this comment:
This is an important judgment which sets aside the financial agreements reached when both Mrs Sharland and Mrs Gohil’s husbands misled the court about their true financial position. The cases will now be reopened and reconsidered. There is concern by some that this judgment may open the floodgates to claims by ‘wronged wives’. In my view, the judgment acts as a deterrent to any husbands who are tempted to try and mislead their wives as the Supreme Court has made it clear that they cannot get away with it.