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Often, immediate action is the only effective response to protect your financial interests.
If you are concerned that your spouse is hiding assets or is transferring assets to a third party, it is important to obtain urgent legal advice to protect your interests.
Emergency financial applications can include:
We regularly act for or against those with complex financial backgrounds. We have a proven track record of acting swiftly to protect your financial interests.
We can also act for third parties who have been joined as parties to proceedings, due to their involvement with the assets in question.
In this case, our family law solicitors were acting on behalf of the wife in relation to divorce. The case also involved contested children and financial remedy proceedings. Our experienced solicitors executed urgent applications for interim maintenance, a legal services order and injunctions to prevent the disposal of assets.
In this example, our family law solicitors worked closely with our internal commercial property team. The husband was evasive in his financial disclosure. However, both teams of solicitors worked together to locate a substantial commercial property portfolio, disposed of by the husband to third parties and into offshore companies. The case settled at FDR with the wife securing a settlement three times more than the husband's initial offer.
On this occasion, our family law solicitors were acting for the wife who was joint owner of a large property development portfolio. This case involved contested financial remedy proceedings in the High Court worth £25 million.
The husband sought to dispose of properties during litigation and failed initially to engage in negotiations. Our experienced family law solicitors obtained a freezing order against the husband's bank account, to preserve the net proceeds of sale worth several millions of pounds. Our solicitors also secured a legal services order in the wife's favour.
The husband acted as a litigant in person and breached several orders for disclosure, which resulted in our family law solicitors applying for the husband's committal to prison. At the final hearing, the wife was awarded a multi-million-pound settlement.
Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.
Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team
Nichola is a Senior Associate in our Family Law department
Sarah is a Senior Associate in our Family Law department
Helen is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department.
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