Wife awarded £400k compensation for her law career sacrifice in landmark case

News Team, 03/03/2020

A woman has been awarded £400,000 by a family court in compensation for lost earnings, having given up her career in law in order to have a family with her solicitor-husband.

Mr Justice Moor, delivering the RC v JC judgment in private, said he found sufficient "relationship-generated disadvantage" to justify awarding the wife compensation.

The couple met at a firm where he was an associate solicitor and she was a trainee. She became an in-house lawyer after they got engaged. The judgment highlights disagreements between the pair over her career prospects. However, Justice Moor said she stood a 'very good chance' of bec...

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