Presenting matrimonial finances and valuing businesses
The firm has presented the parties financial position and valued private companies for the purposes of divorce proceedings on many occasions, including for UHNW and international parties. One of the firm’s expert witnesses acted in the landmark matrimonial case, Prest v Prest  EWHC 2956 (Fam) (see below), a case where the Supreme Court subsequently provided guidance on piercing the corporate veil (Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd  UKSC 34.)
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Prest v Prest  EWHC 2956 (Fam)
The Judgment in the Family Court is not available in the public domain. However, in the Court of Appeal, in associated proceedings brought by some of the husband’s companies, Lord Justice Thorpe started his Judgment by describing the proceedings in the family courts in which our expert gave oral evidence as follows:
On 4th October 2011 Moylan J delivered judgment in the financial provision case of Prest, a truly extraordinary case even within the breadth and depth of family division bounds.
The following summary is taken from the first appeal proceedings:
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