Andrew Wastall

Call 2005

wastall@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Family

Andrew’s family practice focuses exclusively on matrimonial finance.  He is experienced in a wide range of cases, including those involving hidden assets, business assets, pensions, and cases involving multiple properties.

He seeks to establish and prioritise the practical needs and wishes of his clients, to negotiate strong settlements where possible, and to provide robust advocacy where is it not.  Whilst sensitive and empathetic to the situations facing his clients, he offers firm, independent and realistic advice, whilst adopting a practical and proactive approach.

Family Cases

A claim where an IT expert was alleged to have hidden business assets, hidden bank accounts and dissipated joint assets, including ISAs and funds from joint accounts;

A claim where Husband previously ran a very profitable business, but was near-penniless at time of proceedings. An allegation was raised that his new partner was merely a ‘shield’ for his ongoing business activity;

An application to vary periodical payments, where Husband was unrepresented at trial, but life PPOs were ordered after short marriage;

Acting for Wife where Husband failed to pay the lump sum ordered at final hearing. Husband was committed to prison;

Acting for the son of the parties in order to secure his interest in property which was disputed by his Mother;

Acting for the Husband where the Wife ran her own seaside business. Allegations were made of undeclared assets;

A claim involving the question of Wife’s ability to generate substantial income as dentist, following years spent raising the children.

Recent seminars and articles include Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Petrodel –v- Prest: Securing Business Assets.