Turner and Another v. Avis – Times Law Reports

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in bankruptcy, law reports, matrimonial home by sally

Trustee gets former wife’s home

Turner and Another v. Avis

Court of Appeal

“Equity jurisdiction enabled a trustee in bankruptcy to enforce a trust for sale of a matrimonial home held jointly by the bankrupt and his former wife under a property adjustment order made more than twenty years ago.”

The Times, 22nd August 2007

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Bankrupt’s debts threaten ex-wife’s home – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, news by sally

“A divorced woman faces being forced from her home of more than 20 years after a Court of Appeal ruling confirming that deals struck by former wives when they split with their husbands are not safe from creditors.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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Barlow Clowes accomplice escapes £10m debt – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2007 in bankruptcy, fraud, news by sally

“A key player in the Barlow Clowes affair – one of Britain’s most notorious frauds – will be able to keep nearly £10 million after the High Court ruled that creditors could not pursue him in Mauritius, where he is now based.”

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The Times, 3rd July 2007

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Shierson and another v. Rastogi – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2007 in bankruptcy, company directors, evidence, law reports by sally

Shierson and another v. Rastogi [2007] EWHC 1266 (Ch.)

The principle that judicial findings made in a previous case were not admissible in later proceedings as evidence of facts found only applied where a party in the second proceedings had not had opportunity, by himself or his privy, to challenge evidence adduced in the first hearing.

WLR Daily, 25th May 2007

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Hill and Another v. Haines – Times Law Reports

Posted May 14th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, law reports, matrimonial home by sally

Family home is at risk from trustee after court transfer 

Hill and Another v. Haines

Chancery Division

“Where an interest in property was transferred under a property adjustment order in matrimonial proceedings by a spouse who was later made bankrupt, the transfer could constitute a transaction at an undervalue and be set aside on application by the trustees in bankruptcy.”

The Times, 14th May 2007

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Ex-wives face loss of settlements in bankruptcy – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, news by sally

“Former wives risk losing their financial settlements if their ex-husbands are made bankrupt within five years of a divorce, the High Court has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2007

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Hill and another v. Haines – WLR Daily

Posted May 10th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, law reports, matrimonial home by sally

Hill and another v. Haines [2007] EWHC 1012 (Ch)

“Since an applicant for ancillary relief under ss 23 to 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 did not give consideration in “money or money’s worth” within the meaning of s 339(3)(c) of the Insolvency Act 1986 for relief obtained, any transfer of property made by a bankrupt ex-spouse pursuant to either a court order made in the ancillary proceedings, or a settlement agreement, was a transaction at an undervalue and would be set aside on application by the trustees in bankruptcy.”

WLR Daily, 3rd May 2007

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Divorcees may have assets taken to fund an ex-spouse’s debts – The Times

Posted May 10th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, news by sally

“Thousands of divorcees risk seeing their assets plundered to meet their former spouses’ debts after a landmark ruling that they are no longer protected from his or her creditors when they split.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

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