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11 August 2017  

In the first of a two-part analysis, Deborah Jeff questions whether the Privy Council decision in Scatliffe v Scatliffe has further developed the law on non-matrimonial assets

The judgment in Scatliffe v Scatliffe [2016] was concerned with an appeal against an order made by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands (BVI)). The Privy Council was concerned with whether there had been a ‘serious misunderstanding’ as to the nature of non-matrimonial property.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Charman v Charman (No 4) [2007] EWCA Civ 503

    JL v SL (No 2) (Appeal: Non-matrimonial property) [2015] EWHC 360 (Fam)

    K v L [2012] WTLR 153

    Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane [2006] UKHL 24

    Robson v Robson [2010] EWCA Civ 1171

    Scatliffe v Scatliffe [2016] UKPC 36

    White v White [2000] UKHL 54

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