Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

13 June 2017

AAZ v BBZ – Baroness Shackleton and her team lead their client to victory on three consecutive occasions

Baroness Shackleton, the UK's leading specialist family lawyer, and her team, including Ian Connell and Nick Manners of the highly respected Payne Hicks Beach Family department led their client, the Applicant/Wife to victory during three hearings.

In the matter of AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam), Mr Justice Haddon-Cave handed down a substantive judgment in financial remedy proceedings awarding over £453m to a wife, including an art collection worth £90m. The Judgment addresses issues of pre-marital accrual, special contribution, computation, service out of the jurisdiction and enforcement under the Lugano Convention 2007. 

Then in the case of AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3361 (Fam), Haden-Cave J gave a short Judgment, supplemental to AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam), in which he found that new entities holding a modern art collection were no more than ciphers and the alter ego of the husband. He found those assets to be vested in the husband and ordered that those transactions be set aside.

Finally, in AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3349 (Fam), the Judgment of Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, supplemental to AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam), addresses the principles of Legal Professional Privilege.

The cases are reported in Family Week:

AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam) 

AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3361 (Fam) 

AAZ v BBZ & Ors [2016] EWHC 3349 (Fam)

For further information please contact by email Baroness Shackleton, Ian Connell or Nick Manners or telephone on 020 7465 4300.

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