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Radmacher Decision


The Supreme Court has now handed down its Judgment in the landmark ancillary relief case of Radmacher (formerly Granatino) (Respondent) v Granatino (Appellant) [2010] UKSC 42 on appeal from the Court of Appeal [2009] EWCA Civ 649. 

The appeal related to what weight prenuptial agreements were to be given by the court in considering financial arrangements following the breakdown of a marriage. Back in July 2009 Katrin Radmacher successfully argued at the Court of Appeal that the prenuptial agreement that she had entered into with her husband protected her personal wealth from her former husband. The husband appealed and at the Supreme Court, by a majority of 8 to 1, the appeal was dismissed. 

The Judges decided that the agreement between the German heiress and her former investment banker husband, Nicholas Granatino, was legally enforceable in England and Wales. 

For the full Radmacher judgment please click here.

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