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DISCLOSURE: Coming clean

30 June 2017  

Emma Doughty explores the practical challenges when dealing with the ongoing duty to provide full and frank disclosure in financial proceedings

The decision in Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2016] illustrates the courts’ approach to a rehearing where a previous final order was set aside for material non-disclosure. This article will consider the lessons that can be learned from Goddard-Watts, and suggest ways in which practitioners can seek to prevent applications to set aside a financial order.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2016] EWHC 3000 (Fam)

    Jones v Jones [2011] EWCA Civ 41

    KG v LG (Appeal out of time; Material non-disclosure) [2015] EWFC 64

    Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60