Wallis v Wallis: HL 5 Aug 1993

(Scotland) The valuation of the matrimonial home was to be taken as at the date of the couple’s separation. The House affirmed the decision of the Court of Session.


Lord Keith of Kinkel


Times 05-Aug-1993, 1993 SC (HL) 49, [1993] UKHL 16, [1993] EG 148 (CS), 1993 SLT 1348, 1993 SCLR 800




Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 8 9 10


England and Wales


Appeal fromWallis v Wallis SCS 1992
The effect of section 10(3)(b) of the 1985 Act was that the whole of the wife’s share of the increase in its value after the date of separation which passed to the husband as a result of the sheriff’s order had to be left out of account in the . .

Cited by:

CitedMiller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane HL 24-May-2006
Fairness on Division of Family Capital
The House faced the question of how to achieve fairness in the division of property following a divorce. In the one case there were substantial assets but a short marriage, and in the other a high income, but low capital.
Held: The 1973 Act . .
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Scotland, Family

Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.90263