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XW and XH [2017] (EWFC 76)

The Written Decision in this case had the major advantage of setting out many of the authorities dealing with valuations for divorce purposes. . It also highlighted the challenges faced by the Courts when considering three intensely subjective matters:

A major disadvantage of the Written Decision was that the valuation evidence was very largely redacted so as to retain the veil of anonymity.

This was a marriage which lasted from 2008 to 2015. In that relatively short period the business operated by the husband experienced a dramatic change of trajectory: instead of flatlining in relative terms, in 2012 it experienced truly stratospheric growth.