Divorce – Maintenance. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed a husband's appeal against a variation order regarding the maintenance order between him and his wife, and held that, on a variation application, the court was not required to consider the matter de novo. The husband had not demonstrated that the judge's approach to the discretionary exercise had been flawed or that her decision had been outside the bracket of fair awards. Further, there had been no significant changes in circumstances that had justified his variation application having been made so soon after the maintenance order had been granted.