Alexander Chandler was junior counsel in a groundbreaking Court of Appeal decision concerning whether EU sanctions prevented a court awarding interim maintenance against a sanctioned party

R v R Judgment B6/2014/36211 considered a short but important point of law about whether the court can make an order for payment by a husband in favour of his former wife of interim maintenance into an account in Russia with a Russian bank, where the husband is subject to sanctions imposed by Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014.