Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From Family Law Week:
The Court of Appeal in Davies v Davies  EWCA Civ 1641 has upheld an order awarding the wife of a hotel owner a lump sum of £2.2m.
The husband is the owner and operator of a successful hotel in Paddington. The husband's principal case was that the wife was no more than a receptionist who had been employed intermittently in his business during the years of co-habitation and marriage. The marriage itself was short and her entitlement was therefore modest. Alternatively he argued that the assets available to satisfy the wife's needs hardly extended to the hotel business which came to him from earlier generations and was not the product of any shared endeavour.
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