Pegah Sharghy has recently appeared before the President of the Family Division representing the applicant wife in the case of CS v ACS [2015] EWHC 1005 (Fam).

The applicant wife sought to apply to set aside a consent order alleged to be tainted by material non disclosure. The President in giving judgment for the wife on the important procedural issue of whether or not the wife was obliged to challenge the order by way of appeal, as seemingly mandated by para. 14.1 of PD30A, has concluded that this part of PD30A is ultra vires the powers of the Rule Committee and that the wife may proceed by application without the need to obtain permission to appeal.

Charlotte John has written a case summary of the decision here.