B v B (Financial relief: appeal)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The husband appealed against an order made in financial relief proceedings, which effectively shared between the parties (60% to the husband and 40% to the wife) certain shares belonging to the husband, by way of an order for a lump sum or series of lump sums as and when those shares came to be realised. The Family Division, in dismissing the husband's appeal, held, inter alia, that there was plainly no scientific way of evaluating the worth of the post-separation 'growing' of a matrimonial asset. It had to be an exercise of discretion. That was what the judge had carried out based on his overall knowledge of the case and he could not be criticised for his conclusion.

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