Frank Feehan QC and Deepak Nagpal win in the Court of Appeal in a landmark case

Frank Feehan QC and Deepak Nagpal have successfully appealed the decision of Sir Peter Singer in Sharp v Sharp. The landmark case is the first time since the introduction of the sharing principle in matrimonial finance cases that the Court of Appeal has considered its application in a short, childless marriage, where both parties have had careers, their combined assets exceeded their needs and they had largely maintained separate finances. The Court of Appeal accepted the arguments of Frank Feehan QC and Deepak Nagpal that these factors justified a departure from equality, even though the parties had not entered into a pre-nuptial agreement. A copy of the judgment is here.