Lauren Suding summarises judgment in Bogolyubova v Bogolyubov & Anor  EWCA Civ 547 for Family Law Week. The Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision to adjourn a wife's financial remedies application while there are ongoing Chancery fraud proceedings against her husband.
The High Court had not approved a consent order for the wife to receive £95 million because there is an arguable case against the husband in the Chancery proceedings.
If proved, the Chancery Division proceedings would wipe out the husband's assets.
The fraud case is listed for trial, starting this month, for 13 weeks.
The Court of Appeal, in dismissing the appeal, cited the laws in relation to consent orders, and the discretion a court has in deciding whether to approve one.
Read the full summary on Family Law Week