Currey v Currey: CA 8 Dec 2003

Appeals against ancillary relief orders and costs orders. The husband complained that the judge had in effect taken over the case asking leading questions of the parties.
Held: The judge’s task in a family matter was to obtain an accurate picture of the parties positions, and for that purpose had the power and possibly a duty to examine witnesses to achieve that end.


Thorpe, Buxton, Neiberger LJJ


[2003] EWCA Civ 1974, Times 26-Nov-2004




England and Wales

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See AlsoCurrey v Currey CA 18-Oct-2006
Where one party in an ancillary relief claim was not entitled to legal aid, but showed a need for legal representation which he or she could not afford, the court could make an order requiring the other party to make a costs allowance. The nature of . .
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Family, Costs

Updated: 13 June 2022; Ref: scu.201579