Samsung heiress’ £5.9m divorce settlement

July 20, 2017 1 comment

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The heiress to multinational conglomerate the Samsung Group has been ordered to pay her ex-husband around £5.9 million as part of a divorce settlement. This week a court in Seoul, South Korea, ruled that Lee Boo-jin must provide her former spouse with assets worth 8.6 billion won, Reuters reports. However the 46 year-old was awarded…

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Divorce dispute lasts longer than marriage

March 20, 2017 0 comments

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An ongoing financial dispute between a divorced couple has now run longer than the pair were married. The former husband was a commodities broker with homes in Ibiza and Verbier, Switzerland, while the wife was a model. Now both in their early thirties, the couple met in 2010 and lived a “hedonistic” life until they…

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Ex-wife seeks to stop husband spending fortune

March 2, 2016 3 comments

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The ex-wife of a property mogul has launched a legal bid to prevent him “frittering away” the couple’s £18 million fortune. In December, she successfully applied to the High Court for a temporary asset freezing injunction to prevent her ex-husband selling off his student housing businesses which he has built up across the East Midlands….

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Man challenges Ukrainian wife over £300K in divorce

December 1, 2014 1 comment

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A British man is challenging his Ukrainian wife for a share of her assets following their divorce. The couple met using a dating website and married shortly after the wife moved to the UK. During their 12 year relationship, the wife secured a job at De Montfort University in Leicester and was eventually promoted to…

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Getting to the truth

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November 26, 2014 0 comments

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When a Court of Appeal judge starts their judgment by saying that the case does not give rise to any issues of principle I naturally think that it will not be worth my while continuing to read the judgment and move on to the next law report. Such was the case with Colborne v Colborne…

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Important family law cases: Hildebrand and Imerman

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October 9, 2014 0 comments

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‘Self-help’ when it comes to gathering evidence in relation to financial remedy proceedings following divorce is an all-too-common issue. Instead of relying on the other party to give full and honest disclosure of their means, why not just have a look through their papers yourself, and see what you can find? After all, unlike other…

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