This case concerns a wife who spent 2 years following her divorce making repeated applications against her former husband.
Mrs Welch, described as "vengeful, obsessive, irrational and unjustified", insisted her former husband had failed to provide full disclosure to the Court despite evidence to the contrary.
Whilst Courts are often reluctant to impose sanctions against litigants in person this case provoked and in my view warranted the need for the extended civil restraint order.
Order shows Family Courts are equipped to deal with ill-founded applications, says practitioner An extended civil restraint order has been imposed on a member of the 'First Wives Club', the first time such an order has been granted in ancillary relief proceedings. The order from 31 July 2015, which has just been made public, prevents litigant in person Vivien Welch from bringing further applications against her former husband for a period of two years.