Court of Appeal judgment – Wright v Wright [2015] EWCA Civ 201

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The appeal of Wright v Wright [2015] EWCA Civ 201 was heard before Lord Justice Pitchford regarding the parties’  matrimonial proceedings and financial remedy proceedings. The case concerned the periodical payments ordered to be paid by Mr Wright to Mrs Wright on a joint lives basis or until further order, ordered at first instance by a District Judge and then an application to vary before the High Court.


A variation to the periodical payments order was granted by the High Court and Mrs Wright did not agree. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court that Mrs Wright’s personal maintenance should cease, with a gradual deduction over a 5 year period leading up to Mr Wright’s retirement.


Lord Justice Pitchford stated that:


“The question is whether there is a real prospect of establishing that the judge gave inadequate reasons for her decision that the husband should provide no spousal maintenance in his retirement. In my view there is no such prospect.”