Lomax v Lomax

Practice – Early neutral evaluation. The court could not order that there be an early neutral evaluation hearing or financial dispute resolution hearing (and by extension give directions for it) in the absence of consent, pursuant to CPR 3.1(2)(m). Accordingly, the Family Court dismissed the claimant widow's application in the course of her proceedings for provision out of the estate of her late husband against the defendant step-son, co-executor and beneficiary.

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