||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 306 (Feb)
||17 January 2002
Husband and wife - Financial provision - Maintenance pending suit - Statutory construction - Legal costs - Wife seeking award for legal costs of ancillary relief proceedings - Husband challenging court's jurisdiction to include award in maintenance pending suit - Whether court having jurisdiction - ss 22, 27.
The word 'maintenance' in ss22 and 27 of the had a wide enough meaning to include a payment to meet the costs of the ancillary relief proceedings, with the result that the court had jurisdiction to include such a payment in an award of maintenance pending suit.
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