(i) Anticipation of separation: Until Mcleod`s decision, the rule was that any agreement or agreement reached by a couple before or during the marriage that anticipated their future separation was contrary to public policy and not was concluded.8 v) “insufficient knowledge,” 😀 principle of full and open disclosure is at the heart of Section 25, if this is significant, and in most cases will compromise the effectiveness of an agreement or consent reached by both parties in a matrimonial proceeding. In Livesey v Jenkins28, Lord Brandon said: – The other day, Lord Brandon said: “In the last analysis of the attack on the centres of agreement, as the scholarly judge acknowledged, not to any unfair pressure or lever, but simply to inequality in the bargaining power between the parties, that is, the inequality in the weapons they had when they decided to use them and not in the use of them or even in threats of use. I do not think that this is a reason to follow this agreement in the circumstances of this case, where it was all the woman who, according to her own comfort, insisted on this point and threatened to initiate proceedings if it was not completed and implemented. By her conditions, she obtained the independence she wanted, she obtained the house of her choice, and she received a significant income for the support of herself and her children. This was a result recommended to her at the time, and it will not be an unwarranted result, simply because she could have done better if she had accepted the professional advice she would have received. Clearly, she did not give him the standard of living she had enjoyed in the company of a spouse with whom she no longer wanted to live, but taking into account what had to be done in the exercise of the powers of the Court under the 1973 Act, in light of the conduct of the parties. , the Court of Justice must, in my view, consider that a solemn and freely negotiated agreement, under which a party sets its own requirements, should be respected, unless a clear and compelling reason, for example. B a drastic change in circumstances, be presented as contrary.