The application of the sharing principle in cases involving significant non-marital wealth and company assets has been explored by the Court of Appeal in a number of cases over the last few years. The Court of Appeal decision in Martin v Martin [2018] expanded on this, with the primary issue being the approach that should be taken to the valuation of shares in a private company and the determination of non-marital wealth in a sharing case. 

Jemma Pollock reviews the treatment of 'copper-bottomed' assets when compared to assets with a higher risk and less certain value in a case involving a private company.

Financial provision: sharing the risk is available to read on the Law Journals website via subscription. 

Jemma is an associate solicitor in the family team. She advises clients on a broad range of family matters including divorce and financial matters following separation and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.