Dean v Dean: FD 1978

The wife said that she had not got a good bargain in an agreement settling ancillary relief applications.
Held: The court must have regard to s.25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act, but also to: ‘Conduct of the parties in all the circumstances . . (which) must include the fact of and the nature of an agreement voluntarily arrived at by the parties.’Bush J said: ‘What is or is not a good bargain does not depend entirely on the financial aspects, other considerations may apply.’ The court sanctioned use of the abbreviated ‘notice to show cause’ procedure.
Bush J
[1978] Fam 161
Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 25
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedS v S FD 14-Jan-2014
The court was asked to approve a settlement reached under the IFLA arbitration scheme.
Held: The order was approved, but the court took the opportunity to give guidance. . .

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Updated: 20 March 2021; Ref: scu.519963