Financial remedies courts pilot to begin in West Midlands

April 13, 2018 1 comment

finances and divorce

The test run for the new financial remedies courts announced last year will begin in the West Midlands, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced. Additional pilots will follow in London and South-East Wales following a review of progress at the the Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Centre, which covers the West Midlands….

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Film star Crowe stages divorce auction

March 5, 2018 0 comments

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Actor Russell Crowe has announced an auction of personal possessions and film memorabilia entitled The Art of Divorce. The New Zealand-born film star recently completed his divorce from Australian singer Danielle Spencer, with whom he has two sons. The just announced auction, to be held by Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney on April 7, will include…

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Ex-wife of Swedish property developer seeks larger settlement

February 8, 2018 1 comment

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The ex-wife of a wealthy Swedish property developer has returned to court seeking a larger financial settlement. Prior to the divorce, Gerard Versteegh had an estimated fortune of £273 million. He and wife Camilla were married for 21 years and had three children together before a “traumatic” breakup in 2014. After marrying in Stockholm, the…

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Russian oil billionaire appeals £453 million settlement

February 1, 2018 0 comments

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A Russian oil billionaire has appealed against a £453 million financial settlement, The Guardian reports. If his appeal is unsuccessful, the award could be the biggest settlement ever made in an English divorce court. Oil trader Farkhad Akhmedov, 62, met his wife Tatiana in Moscow in 1989. They married and moved to London four years later, enjoying…

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