Family Flyer 94

Consent Orders – A Guide to Interpretation – an analysis of Derhalli v Derhalli [2021] EWCA Civ 112

Introduction:Interpretation of Consent Orders is an exercise often embarked upon a considerable time after an order was made and invariably after the financial geography of the respective parties has altered considerably from that which formed the basis of the negotiation leading to the order in the first place. Such changes can result in the party worst affected by the subsequent changes to take up stances as to the meaning of the words used in the Consent Order which would have been untenable if raised at the time.

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