The Supreme Court, the highest court in England and Wales, has handed down its landmark ruling in the case of Radmacher v Granatino.  The judgment, which is binding upon all other courts in this country, has given new status to pre-nuptial agreements, potentially changing the way in which the assets of a couple will be divided upon separation where they have previously entered into a pre-nuptial agreement. 

The Supreme Court has given the most categorical indication yet that pre-nuptial agreements will now be upheld by the English courts, as they are in many other countries throughout Europe and the US, and in Scotland.  This has allowed Katrin Radmacher, heiress to a £106 million fortune, to protect her wealth from her husband, Nicolas Granatino, following the breakdown of their 8 year marriage.

View a full analysis of the case and its implications for family law in England and Wales. If you have any queries, please contact one of our specialist family lawyers.