Family Brief

The Occasionally Boring World of Equitable Accounting

Compensation under TLATA, post Rowland v Blades [2021] EWHC 426(Ch) Like all good things in life, law can sometimes be just a little boring. Even the more interesting areas of law have their dull sides. Criminal lawyers have shoplifters; matrimonial lawyers have chattels disputes, and commercial lawyers have delightful second homes in Provence. The most […]

TLATA: Review of a Decade

Ten Years On From Jones v Kernott It may come as a surprise to discover that it is now nearly ten years since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53, a case which in many ways epitomises this area of law. It related to a modest bungalow in […]

Maintenance Pending Suit after Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1

Facts Like all good cases, the essential facts of Rattan v Kuwad can be stated briefly: Within her claim for financial remedies, the Wife issued a claim for interim maintenance (i.e. ‘maintenance pending suit’ or ‘MPS’), seeking £3,250 pm; At a hearing on 1 October 2019, DDJ Morris awarded W £2,850 pm; H appealed. He […]


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Alexander Chandler

I am a barrister at 1KBW, specialising in financial remedies, TOLATA and Schedule 1. I sit as a Recorder, private FDR judge and arbitrator (MCIArb).

Disclaimer: posts do not constitute legal advice, copyright 2021.

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