Chartered Legal Executive, Wendy Beacom from our Private Divorce Team says;

"Whilst this case relates to proceedings in Australia, similar principles apply in English law in that the terms of a pre-nuptial must be fair, a party must not enter into the agreement under duress and that both parties should have independent legal advice. 

It is evident that these principles were not applied in the Australian case and even though the parties then went on to enter into a post-nuptial agreement, which is always advisable, the original agreement was plainly unfair."