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L v L [2008] EWHC 3328 (FAM)

Written by David Ruck

This was a judgement in financial proceedings. There was consideration of the wife’s claims where she received 42% of the family assets on a clean break basis. The justification for the departure from equality was that the husband had bought substantial assets into the marriage including various inherited assets. The husband’s arguments that various assets were “non-matrimonial” were considerably weakened by the extent to which those assets had been consumed in the acquisition of the matrimonial home. General consideration was therefore given to what were matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets, and how the extent of those assets dictated the overall division between the parties.

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David Ruck

After graduating from St Andrews University, I qualified as a solicitor in 1987 at Speechly Bircham.  After nine years at Druces & Attlee, I joined Gordon Dadds in 1999. My key practice areas are family and matrimonial law, specialising in divorce and family disputes, and in particular the financial ramifications of relationship breakdowns. I also have expertise in private children work. My principal aim is to try to resolve difficult and often intractable disputes quickly and fairly, and with the least possible damage to family relationships. Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as shooting, playing tennis and golf.

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