“It is in everyone’s interests, that matrimonial claims should be settled by agreement, rather than by an adversarial battle in court”
The words of Lady Hale in the Supreme Court upon deciding the Sharland v Sharland 2015 case about fraud and non disclosure within the divorce process and whether the particular non disclosure about a likely IPO of the company owned by the husband, is a fundamental re-statement of the purpose towards which all unhappy couples in divorce should be directed by their lawyers.
Michael Brennan, a specialist family law solicitor at Stonehewer Moss in Cheshire, always seeks to settle amicably outside of court. Business people, in particular should put aside their fight instincts and realise the advantage offered by alternative dispute resolution as opposed to court because they keep control.
Full and frank disclosure in business is paramount, so also Sharland reminds those who divorce of this duty to the Court and each other when separation from your partner is being resolved.
Michael cannot see a purpose in glossing upon the clear and brief statement of the law by Lady Hale and will be happy to send interested persons a copy of the report if they cannot search and find it on the internet.
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