Family Brief

Purba! The Income Need Game

Fun for All the Family! Rules of the Game (5 players) Players form into two teams, apart for one player who will be the Judge. Each of the teams should comprise one Client and one Advocate. Prepare your budget Each team receives a blank sheet of paper and has 14 weeks to think up as […]

What we talk about when we talk about law

Mostyn J in CB v EB: Practice Directions etc. You know you’ve lost a case when the judgment begins with a compliment. When a judge describes your argument as ‘elegant’, you’re in trouble. In CB v EB [2020] EWFC 72, an interesting recent decision of Mostyn J, the judgment starts by describing the argument of […]

What are matrimonial debts anyway?

Since the watershed of White v White, and the establishment of London as the ‘divorce capital of the world,’ (see Lord Collins in Agbaje at [37])  the leading cases in financial remedies have invariably involved substantial assets, with all of the trappings that come with High Net Individual status: trusts, foreign property, liquidity of shareholdings […]

Navigating Uncharted Waters in Sch 1: DN v UD and the FU Fund

DN v UD (Sch 1 Children Act: Capital Provision) [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam) When Parliament enacted the Children Act 1989, instead of framing new law relating to financial claims on behalf of children, it chose to consolidate earlier statutes. Section 15 of the CA 1989 explains that “Schedule 1…consists primarily of the re-enactment with consequential […]


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Alexander Chandler

I am a barrister at 1KBW, specialising in financial remedies, TOLATA and Schedule 1. I am also an arbitrator (MCIArb) and part-time judge.

Disclaimer: posts do not constitute legal advice, copyright 2020.

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