Court to consider ex-wives’ appeals

Published: Monday 8th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Two ex-wives want the Supreme Court to rule that they should have had more money after divorcing.

Alison Sharland, 48, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, and Varsha Gohil, 50, from north London, both say their ex-husbands misled judges about how much they were worth.

A panel of Supreme Court judges is today due to begin analysing the women’s claims at a hearing in London.

Judges in the High Court and Court of Appeal have already analysed the issues.

A lawyer representing both women says the cases raise “serious issues”.

“Both cases raise serious issues about how the courts should handle situations where information shared with the court and used to agree a divorce settlement is later found to be false or incomplete,” said Ros Bever, a specialist divorce lawyer at law firm Irwin Mitchell.

“We believe the position that both women find themselves in is unfair and that is why we are taking their cases to the Supreme Court.

“To both women these cases are about a matter of principle and justice.”

Ms Sharland had accepted more than £10 million in cash and properties from ex-husband Charles. Ms Gohil had accepted £270,000 plus a car from husband Bhadresh.

The Supreme Court hearing is due to end on Wednesday.

Justices are expected to deliver a ruling later in the year.

Published: Monday 8th June 2015 by The News Editor

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