A Footballers’ Wives Tale – ‘Genius’ and the special/stellar contribution argument

Ryan Giggs is just one of the latest high profile footballers presently embroiled in divorce proceedings following the breakdown of his 10-year marriage to wife Stacey. As has been reported in the press, Giggs is seeking to argue in the High Court that his “special contribution” to the family’s reported £40m+ fortune justifies him leaving […]

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Josiah-Lake Gardiner’s client, Julie Sharp, succeeds in her appeal

{UPDATED January 2018 – Our client has recently been in the news again regarding our successful challenge to the ‘out of date’ divorce legislation featured in the story below, including this article in The Mail –}. The eagerly awaited Judgment in our Court of Appeal case of Sharp v Sharp was handed down this […]

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Josiah-Lake Gardiner was in the Court of Appeal in February 2017 representing Julie Sharp in her appeal against the High Court decision of Sir Peter Singer in 2015.

The High Court awarded Julie’s former husband a property worth circa £1.1million and a lump sum of circa £1.6million. In addition, the husband was awarded a further lump sum of £60,000 to offset his claim for a share of Julie’s pension. The husband’s total award was ci…

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