He can’t hide his pension, though!

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He is one of Britain’s wealthiest hedge fund tycoons, with a fortune of hundreds of millions of pounds. But Sir Christopher Hohn’s lifestyle is far more ‘Swatch’ watch than ‘jet-set’, according to a High Court judge. He was speaking at the outset of what could be Britain’s first billion-pound divorce case.   Sir Christopher sat just feet away from hisContinue reading

Pre-nup law ‘will save career women from greedy men’: Top lawyer says it could stop bitterness of break-ups

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Baroness Deech said women need a pre-nup law to protect their earings Pro-marriage campaigner suggests law would stop men marrying successful women and running off with a large share of their wealth Government advisers due to publish plans for a pre-nup law Supporters of  a pre-nup law say it would stop gold-diggers However, others claim it would undermine the roleContinue reading

Alan Johnson and wife divorce: Former Home Secretary’s 23-year marriage ends after his wife had affair with his police bodyguard

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Alan Johnson’s marriage ended yesterday – three years after the affair The 23-year marriage was brought to an end after Laura Jane Patient petitioned for divorce on the grounds of a two-year separation Former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson’s marriage ended in divorce yesterday – three years after his wife’s affair with his police bodyguard. In a two-minute hearing, theirContinue reading

Rise of the DIY pre-nup: New online service lets couples draw up their own divorce terms before they wed

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Legal-tech company allows couples to create prenuptial agreements online Claim template drafted by lawyer takes 20 minutes to complete ‘Allows couples to discuss finances in own time without third-party pressure’ they say 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce American-style ‘prenup’ agreements, in which a couple set the terms of their divorce before they marry, are designedContinue reading

Ex-partner handed £6m payout after millionaire businessman moved his lover into their home and asked her to stay on as his HOUSEKEEPER

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Defendant was multimillionaire with interests in London property portfolio His partner of 30 years sued after he moved in his new lover and her child Although they were divorced, judge rules they still lived as married couple Ruling: High Court judge Sir David Bodey, who has awarded a woman half her partner’s fortune after he installed his new lover andContinue reading

Mother-of-three, 63, wins first round in £50m divorce battle with ‘old fashioned’ husband, 72, to stop him favouring their son over daughters in bitter inheritance row

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Richard and Susan Shield are divorcing after a 43-year marriage She would lose out on millions if the family fortune is passed to their son The divorce battle could prevent her daughters getting share of £50m pot It is claimed Mr Shield is an ‘old fashioned patriarch’ favouring his son Legal costs have already topped the £1million mark in theContinue reading