This is a great piece that shows the importance of being completely open in parties' financial disclosure. The judge decided that the husband had not been open and honest which had resulted in considerably more work being involved than might have been necessary.

The judgment in Thiry v Thiry [2014] EWHC 4046 (Fam) by Sir Peter Singer has demonstrated the costly implications of failing to adhere to the court's strict disclosure rules. Didier Thiry, a property magnate, was ordered to pay to his exwife, Alisa not only around £17 million, but also all of her costs, amounting to £456,000, as well as a £500,000 "fighting chest" to assist Mrs Thiry in the event of any future litigation from her ex-husband.

Well worth reading.