Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 306 (Feb)
Court: Family Division
Judge:

Charles J

Judgment Dates: 17 January 2002

Catchwords

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 Case

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.

Practice Areas

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