The Law Commission reported in February on financial needs, non matrimonial property, marital property agreements and Law Commission policy recommendations.

This update by Therese Nichols, partner and head of the family law team, will tell you about how the law is likely to be changing in relation to marital/ nuptial agreements (i.e. pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements). No change in black letter law is promised any time soon. However the Law Commission recommendations, if followed by practitioners and clients, should considerably increase the chances of any marital/nuptial agreement being upheld later by the courts.

Changes to marital_nuptial agreements.pdf