Vince v Wyatt [2013] EWCA Civ 495 (08 May 2013)

The CA allowed the appeal of a husband against the refusal to strike out a claim by his ex- wife for ancillary relief in respect of a 3 year marriage where the parties had separated 30 years ago and divorced 19 years ago. The court below had refused the strike out application and granted the wife an A v A order to finance her costs. The CA held that the application fell into the rare category of cases where strike out under FPR rule 4.4 (1) (b) was appropriate as the wife had no real prospect of succeeding in her claim.