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(2/2) Evading Enforcement: Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Others [2020] EWHC 2235 (Fam) and [2020] EWHC 2257 (Fam)

17th September 2020

This article follows last week’s summary, and will cover the remaining two applications that were before Gwynneth Knowles J in Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Others [2020] EWHC 2235 (Fam). It will also summarise an application made by W for a variation of freezing orders made against H, which came under a different judgment (Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Others [2020] EWHC 2257 (Fam)).

How to lose £86 million in 13 years: AW v AH & Ors [2020] EWFC 22

4th June 2020

by Henrietta Boyle, Pupil, One Hare Court

In 1998, early on in the parties’ relationship, the husband had sold shares in a business he had built up for £86 million. By July 2011, he had been declared bankrupt. At the time of this hearing there were still no visible liquid resources to meet the parties’ housing and income needs. Roberts J therefore adjourned the wife’s claims for a lump sum and property adjustment, and made a nominal periodical payments order. 

Socialist, Chinese, or Liberal? An Introduction to Chinese family law – Part 2: Socialist Influences

23rd April 2020

by Nicholas Marsh, Pupil Barrister, 1 Hare Court

This is the second in a series of 3 articles assessing the socialist and traditional Chinese influences on the family law of modern China. Last week we introduced the family law of traditional China. This week we will introduce some key features of socialist family law and thereby set out the benchmark against which the socialist characteristics can be judged.

Socialist, Chinese, or Liberal? An Introduction to Chinese family law – Part 1: Traditional China

16th April 2020

Nicholas Marsh, Pupil Barrister, 1 Hare Court

The phrase, “socialist with Chinese characteristics” is often used to describe the legal, economic and political framework of the modern People’s Republic of China. Indeed, it has been used by commentators, analysts, and Chinese Communist Party officials alike. It is certainly superficially attractive but does it describe modern Chinese family law? That is the question that will be explored in this 3-part introduction to Chinese family law.