Dellal v Dellal and Others: FD 1 Apr 2015

The families disputed a claim under the 1975 Act. The defendants now sought summary dismissal of the claim.
Mostyn J
[2015] EWHC 907 (Fam)
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
England and Wales
CitedKemmis v Kemmis (Welland and Others Intervening) CA 1988
H had mortgaged the matrimonial home to release funds to support his lifestyle. The bank knew about the family circumstances and the mortgage was set aside at first instance. W applied to have the charge set aside.
Held: The application . .
CitedMorrow v Morrow 1995
While it may be uncommon, the fact that a claimant stands to inherit whatever may fall into the actual death estate does not preclude an order being made under sections 10 and 2 in her favour. . .
CitedHamlin v Hamlin CA 1986
A plaintiff under the 1975 Act must show as against each defendant that where that defendant is out of the jurisdiction that the order for payment would be enforceable in the foreign land. . .
CitedAC v DC and Others (Financial Remedy: Effect of S37 Avoidance Order) (No 1) FD 19-Jul-2012
The effect of an order under section 37 is to annul or ‘avoid’ the transaction under attack. Moreover, the bad intention to defeat the principal ancillary relief claim is presumed for transactions done within the three year period before the . .
CitedSwain v Hillman CA 21-Oct-1999
Strike out – Realistic Not Fanciful Chance Needed
The proper test for whether an action should be struck out under the new Rules was whether it had a realistic as opposed to a fanciful prospect of success. There was no justification for further attempts to explain the meaning of what are clear . .
CitedTanfern Ltd v Cameron-MacDonald, Cameron-MacDonald CA 12-May-2000
The court gave detailed guidance on the application of the new procedures on civil appeals in private law cases introduced on May 2. Appeals from a County Court District Judge’s final decision in a multi-track case could now go straight to the Court . .
CitedThree Rivers District Council and Others v Governor and Company of The Bank of England (No 3) HL 22-Mar-2001
Misfeasance in Public Office – Recklessness
The bank sought to strike out the claim alleging misfeasance in public office in having failed to regulate the failed bank, BCCI.
Held: Misfeasance in public office might occur not only when a company officer acted to injure a party, but also . .
CitedEasyair Ltd (T/A Openair) v Opal Telecom Ltd ChD 2-Mar-2009
Principles Applicable on Summary Judgment Request
The court considered an application for summary judgment.
Held: Lewison J set out the principles: ‘the court must be careful before giving summary judgment on a claim. The correct approach on applications by defendants is, in my judgment, as . .
CitedNLW v ARC FD 13-Jan-2012
The former wife sought leave to appeal against an ancillary relief order made by consent. The husband did not attend.
Held: The new rules intended to align family procedures with the CPR as applies for appeals to the Court of appeal. ‘The test . .
CitedWyatt v Vince SC 11-Mar-2015
Long delayed ancillary relief application proceeds
The parties had divorced some 22 years before, but no ancillary relief order had been made to satisfy the application outlined in the petition. The parties when together had lived in relative poverty, but H had subsequently become wealthy. W applied . .

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Updated: 08 April 2021; Ref: scu.545893