High Court gives special leave in duress prenup case
The wife sought to appeal that decision to the High Court. Appeals to the High Court are not as of right. What is needed before the appeal is heard is for one or several judges to grant special leave to appeal. Only when that special leave is granted can the appeal proceed.
Special leave was granted last week in that case. Let’s see what the High Court does with it now. The High Court rarely decides family law cases, but when they do, they are often highly significant, such as MRR and GR– which redefined practical outcomes concerning parenting decisions, or Kennon v Spry, which redefined how trusts are treated in family law, or Stanford, the effect of which needs to be considered in every property settlement case.
I will watch this one with great interest.