Divorce – Financial provision. Following a Russian divorce on the husband's petition, the wife successfully applied, pursuant to s 13 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, for leave to apply for financial relief in England and Wales, contending that the husband was vastly wealthier than had been reflected in the Russian proceedings. The Family Division held that it had jurisdiction to grant permission given that the husband had been habitually resident in the UK for several years, and that, on the facts, the wife had demonstrated that there was a substantial ground for the court to grant leave. Among other things, the court considered that there was merit in the wife's argument that the Russian process had not involved the sort of full and frank disclosure which would justify placing very significant weight on the Russian ruling, so as to seriously undermine the solidity of the wife's application.