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Fairness in ancillary relief

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Article number3
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Issue number1
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article stems from setting student projects. It describes in detail the outcome of a project designed to ascertain the views of the public in relation to ancillary relief and what they consider to be a ‘fair’ outcome. The rationale for undertaking student projects has been discussed at length in another article and is therefore only alluded to here. The discussion centres around the law, findings and outcome of the project. Students studying the Family Law course at Sheffield University were required to survey members of the public in order to gather their views on the division of assets on divorce and then to analyse the public’s response in light of the seminal decision of the House of Lords in White v White [2000] UKHL 54; [2001] 1 AC 596.