I am sorry to intervene - however
My colleague advises 'Transfer between spouses is currently exempt from CGT.'However this applies to spouses who are still living together in marriage for which you advise that you are not, therefore the last occasion that a transfer would have qualified for this exemption at face value would have been in the actual tax year of separation - see advise here from HMRC from the main Helpsheet 281
This clearly states that the transfer is liable to capital gains unless the asset has been considered as a part of a court order or separation order at the time of separation (or within the tax year of separation) HMRC exact position states
If a transfer occurs between you and your spouse or civil partner after the end of the tax year in which you stop living together, there are rules to decide the date of disposal and the amount of consideration on disposal.These rules depend on your particular circumstances and the information you will need is
:• the date of any decree absolute or dissolution of the civil partnership
• the date of the court order if the asset was transferred by such an order
• the date of any other contract under which the asset was transferred.
Which basically means if no provision was put in place in the tax year of separation (with any of the above legal remits) then a capital gain position on any asset transfer after the tax year of separation is treated as liable to capital gains tax.
So the question is, was this the case in your situation , if NOT then I am afraid the advise you have been offered is not correct. And I felt it was essential you knew this as this mistake would prove to be a costly one to you, which I am sure you would appreciate being aware of
Let me know if you have any follow up questions - if you would prefer me to answer - just state that in your response as I do have 26 HMRC experience and also run my own accountancy business and capital gains is one of my expert fields.