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A court has permitted the correction of an order which accidentally allowed a husband to stop making payments to his ex-wife.

The judgment of Mrs Justice Knowles in IC v RC examined the application of the ‘slip rule’ and whether the court should correct a mistaken order made two years before. It also discussed whether to grant leeway to a litigant in person who waited more than a year to make an application.

The court heard that the unnamed couple had separated in 2014 after almost 29 years of marriage, with the husband ordered to make monthly payments of £2,100. This order would apply until either party died, the wife remarried or the court made a further order.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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