Neutral Citation Number: [2004] EWHC 688 (Fam)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
29 March 2004

B e f o r e :

THE HONOURABLE MRS JUSTICE BARON DBE
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Between:

M
Applicant
– and –
 
M
Respondent

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N. Mostyn QC and M. Emanuel (instructed by Farrer & Co) for the Applicant
L. Marks QC and A. Lyon (instructed by Withers LLP) for the Respondent
Hearing dates: 22 – 25 March 2004

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Mrs Justice Baron DBE :

  1. This is an application by Mrs M (hereinafter referred to as the Wife) for full ancillary relief arising from the breakdown of her marriage to Mr M (hereinafter referred to as the Husband). The parties were married on the 5th August 1989 and separated finally on the 1st January 2002 – thus, in simple terms, the marriage itself lasted some 12 years. The parties have 3 children – “Q” who was born on the 27th June 1990 (thus he is approaching 14 years old); “X” who was born on the 24th August 1992 (11 years old) and “Z” who was born on the 22nd May 1994 (9 years old). The younger children attend a local private day school and Q (who has special needs, of which more details are given below) attends the local, state comprehensive. The assets in this case are, by and large, agreed – at some £12.4 million – with the result that the Hearing itself was relatively brief. However, the issues which the case raises are of general interest to the profession and are, to some extent, novel.

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