Family Law Act 1981

Application to the court in case of substantial expenditure incurred by or on behalf of a party to a broken engagement.

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7.— Where an agreement to marry is terminated and it appears to the court, on application made to it in a summary manner by a party to the agreement or another person, that, by reason of the agreement—

( a) in the case of the party to the agreement, expenditure of a substantial nature has been incurred by him, or

( b) in the case of the other person, expenditure of a substantial nature has been incurred by him on behalf of a party to the agreement,

and that the party by whom or on whose behalf the expenditure was incurred has not benefited in respect of the expenditure, the court may make such order (including an order for the recovery of the expenditure) as appears to it just and equitable in the circumstances.