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Proprietorial interests-One of the key aspects of the White case concerned proprietorial interests in the assets concerned. Is the proprietorial interest important? Following the Court of Appeal judgment it was thought that one should have regard to the parties’ proprietorial interests. This approach was rejected in the Lords. It indicated that although proprietorship is of considerable importance, it should not be allowed to dominate the picture. However, a broad assessment of the parties’ financial position should be ascertained. In the White case a strict legal approach would have led to complex argument over among other things the ownership of milk quota, which in itself could have given rise to a whole case on its own.

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