See my comment in the Law Society Gazette on the Supreme Court rulings in Sharland and Gohil.

This is the first time that issues of non-disclosure in financial remedy proceedings have come before the Supreme Court in this way. By granting these appeals, the Supreme Court has confirmed that dishonest spouses found to have concealed their assets during the course of proceedings should not be allowed to benefit financially from their material non-disclosure or fraud. The Courts are aware of the importance of finality in financial proceedings and, as such there is a high threshold to set aside an order, however certainty should not be the goal at the expense of justice for the parties involved.