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Reported Cases

Lloyd Platt & Co have been involved in a number of ground breaking leading reported cases over the years. Many of which have totally changed the landscape of the law in several areas.


Francoise Rapp v David Rapp [2016] EWCA Civ 93

This case’s outcome saw an appeal dismissed against an ancillary relief order from January 2015 in favour of our client Francoise Rapp.

B v B (MESHER ORDER) [2002] EWHC 3106 (Fam) [2003] 2 FLR 285

This case confirmed the way in which the courts will deal with financial provision on a short marriage.

CR v CR [2008] 1 FLR 323

This case dealt with the application of post separation accruals/future income and how they should be applied by way of compensation.


This case dealt with the principles to apply to removal of child from a jurisdiction on holiday and the safeguards to be utilised to ensure the child’s return.


This case sets out the principles to be utilised when reconsidering the fairness of an Order in the light of new evidence.

MILTON v MILTON [2008] EWCA Civ 928 [2009] 1 FLA 661

This case dealt with the fact that the courts must not unduly delay payments of a lump sum on the basis of fairness.

PHILLIPS v PEACE [2004] EWHC 3180 (Fam) [2005] 2 FLR 1212

This case stated that only one lump sum can be awarded by the Court for a property adjustment order.  No application can be made for a variation of this.

Re: P (CHILD: FINANCIAL PROVISION) [2003] EWCA Civ 837 [2003] 2 FLR 865

This ground breaking case the strategy for which, was developed by Vanessa Lloyd Platt set the parameters and principles to be applied for the provision of a home and a carer’s allowance for children of unmarried parents under Schedule 1 to the Children’s Act 1989. This case has led to a whole raft of cases to this day.

SANDLER v SANDLER AND LLOYD PLATT AND CO [2010] EWHC 1415 (Fam) [2011] 1 FLR 607

This case dealt with the application of a Sears Tooth agreement between clients and lawyers and how the courts will deal competing claims over a Deed of Assignment signed by the parties in favour of a solicitor namely which takes precedence.

GOLDSTONE v GOLDSTONE [2011] EWCA Civ 39 [2011] 1 FLR 1926

Lloyd Platt & Co were involved in the early stages of a ground breaking case dealing with jurisdiction for financial claims and the approach to be taken for the inclusion of third parties.

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