In the recent case of Tchenguiz v Imerman, (August 2010), the Court of Appeal decided that it is illegal for spouses going through a divorce to engage in “self help” in order to learn more about their estranged spouse’s financial affairs and that to do so could result in a criminal offence being committed. Camilla Thornton explains the impact of this judgment on a spouse who takes their own steps to establish the wealth of their spouse and gives some advice on alternative options available”.

Financial Disclosure on Divorce Self Help - Beware - August 2010.pdf