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Cite as:  EWCA Civ 201
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ON APPEAL FROM THE CENTRAL LONDON CIVIL JUSTICE CENTRE
(HER HONOUR JUDGE ROBERTS)
London, WC2A 2LL
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Mr J Ewins (instructed by Edmondson Hall) appeared on behalf of the Respondent
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"However, District Judge Cushing made it very clear that within a couple of years [the respondent] would be expected to start to contribute financially and that it was important that this happened whilst fitting in with her childcare responsibilities."
"There is a general expectation in these courts that once a child is in year 2, most mothers can consider part time work consistent with their obligation to their children. By September 2009/2010, the wife should be able to work. She will be 46 or 47 years old. I do not anticipate her having a significant earning capacity nor would it be reasonable to expect her to muck out stables for the minimum wage. However, she should make some financial contribution."
"She will use her best endeavours to develop an earning capacity in 2 to 3 years time to the extent that it is compatible with [the children's] care. It is no good to refer to other mothers who do not work. They are not relevant to this family. She needs to build up pension provision. The only way that can be done is to relieve pressure on the current income."