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Mills v Mills to be heard in Supreme Court

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Appeal concerns the proper approach to applications to vary periodical payments orders

  • The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in the case of Mills v Mills.

    The case arises from a husband's application to discharge periodical payments as he argued that the wife had squandered the amount for housing needs and could work to support herself. The judge had left the payments at the original levels but the Court of Appeal had actually increased the wife's payments. 

    The appeal will concentrate on a single ground:

    "whether, provision having already been made for the Respondent's housing costs in the capital settlement, the Court of Appeal erred in taking these into account when raising her periodical payments."

    No hearing date has yet been set.


Published: 16/08/2017

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