Setting a new course

Parties to divorce proceedings can rely on an increasing number of remedies outside the traditional sphere of ancillary relief to secure their rights, say Amy Radnor and Grant Howell

09 Mar 2010

Two recent decisions, Imerman v Imerman [2009] EWHC 2024 (QB), EWHC 3486 (Fam) and (2010) EWHC 64 (Fam) and the Court of Appeal decision in Smith v Smith [2009] EWCA Civ 1297, highlight the extent to which disputes between divorcing spouses over property, whether real property or information, can no longer be confined to a traditional ancillary relief framework. Increasingly, solicitors must consider not only the family law position but also those reliefs available in the civil and criminal divisions and how they may aid or deter their client.

In Imerman, the husband was in business with his wife’s two brothers and all three operated from the same offices in central London, sharing a computer and IT equi...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.
Already registered? Login to access premium content

Single User

  • - 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • - Digital edition of the magazine
  • - Access to premium content
  • - Access to the SJ Archives
  • - Weekly email newsletter
  • - Access to the SJ community online
  • - Advanced search feature
  • - Online support
  • - Access to SJ app- coming soon!
  • - 6 special focuses per year
  • - Special offers on SJ and IICJ events

Corporate User

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on