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Financial Provision on Divorce - High value capital claim, business interests, attempt to pierce corporate veil

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Our client was served with high-value Court of Session divorce proceedings with financial claims including claims relating to business interests,  in the context of which an attempt was made by the Pursuer to pierce the corporate veil of a limited company; it was maintained by the Pursuer that this was a resource available to our client to meet a significant capital claim.  The action was successfully defended. As well as various complex lines of argument for the Defender that was presented in terms of sections  9 and 10  of the 1985 Act,  we adeptly addressed attempts to pierce the corporate veil,  and as a result, no capital payment was awarded to the Pursuer on divorce.  

 

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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.

If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.

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Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

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