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Second bite at the cherry ?

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26 Jul 07 #1563 by LittleMrMike
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It has been reported that the Court of Appeal has overturned an award of £202,000 to a wife 30 years after her divorce, saying that a husband is not a gratuitous insurer against misfortunes befalling his ex.

I don't know much detail and will try to add to this when I have.

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26 Jul 07 #1564 by wikivorce team
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Thanks for the update Mike.

Is this really the Appeal decision, or just that the husband has been allowed leave to Appeal?

I did add the link to the Daily Mail article covering the 'Leave to Appeal' decision made a couple of days ago - that you previously alerted me to.

The link is in the news section in a comment attached to the original "Second Bite Of The Cherry" story.

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26 Jul 07 #1565 by sexysadie
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Yes, it really has been overturned, and quite right too, I would say.

The story can be found in the Guardian here:



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27 Jul 07 #1566 by Fiona
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27 Jul 07 #1567 by Dobber
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Woo Hoooo, at last. ( depending on what situation you are in) But for me this looks good !!!!


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27 Jul 07 #1573 by Louise11
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Woo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Justice at last! Just dont like the bit that says she may still be given a " nominal award"!

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28 Jul 07 #1596 by LittleMrMike
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It says in The Guardian report that the total legal fees on both sides were estimated at $400K, twice the sum originally awarded to the wife.

So much for making sure the costs are proportionate to the sum in issue - - -

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