Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Departing from equality
A certain well-reported case went before the Court of Appeal last week. Over the weekend, I realised that I hadn't seen any report of the outcome, so I did a news search for the parties' names. Nothing new came up, and now I know why. The Court of Appeal has, somewhat late in the day, banned publication of their names, in order to protect their teenage son. Accordingly, I can now only refer to the case as B v B, and I am grateful (once again) to Current Awareness for providing this link to a report of the case in The Guardian yesterday. I will not repeat the facts of the case - see the report - but suffice to say that the Court of Appeal ruled that the lower courts had erred in trying to share out the assets roughly equally when all of the wealth had been brought into the marriage by the wife, and therefore awarded Ms B a greater than half share.