Purvis v Purvis

Divorce – Financial provision. In the course of financial remedies proceedings, the husband applied, under FPR 24.12, for the issue of a letter of request for the examination of the wife in Florida, concerning the status of certain alleged assets there. The Family Court, in dismissing the application, held that, while such an application could be made in respect of a party to the proceedings, on the facts, the request was manifestly an attempt to go fishing, and that it would be disproportionate and unlawful to grant the application in circumstances where, among other things, the husband had produced no prima facie evidence that such assets actually existed.

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