Ex-wife of Swedish property developer seeks larger settlement

February 8, 2018 1 comment

family law

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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Successful city trader seeks to cut husband’s payout

February 28, 2017 4 comments

divorce

A successful city trader has appealed after a family court awarded her ex-husband £2.7 million. Maths graduate Julie Sharp, 44, made an estimated £6.9 million after a career successfully trading in the energy market, The Evening Standard reports. Specialising in coal trading, she and her IT consultant husband Robin lived a luxurious lifestyle with two…

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A week in family law: Cases and court fees

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March 18, 2016 0 comments

family law

It’s (almost) all about cases this week: A transgender sixteen year old can cut off all contact with his adoptive parents, Mr Justice Keehan has ruled. The boy, who was adopted when he was six, was referred to the Tavistock gender identity clinic with gender dysphoria in 2014 and later changed his name by deed…

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Boy returned to father against his wishes

March 14, 2016 1 comment

family life

The High Court has ordered the return of a 13 year-old boy to his father in Ireland despite his insistence that he did not wish to go. The teen had lived with his father in the Republic since December 2011, then travelled to London to stay with his mother over Christmas last year. He had…

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Court refuses to order return of Saudi child

December 2, 2015 0 comments

divorce

The High Court has refused to order the return of a Saudi child brought to England by his mother. In AR v AS, the boy had been born in the Middle Eastern nation in 2007. He continued to live there until August this year, when his mother kept his mother kept him with her at…

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Businessman does not own classic car collection

September 1, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

In the latest stage of a long running financial dispute between a wealthy businessman and his estranged wife, the High Court has declared that he is not the true owner of a classic car collection. The case, described by Judge Sir Peter Singer as “convoluted and complex”, centred around the husband’s claims that substantial assets…

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Hot off the press: ‘At A Glance’ 2015-2016

June 4, 2015 0 comments

family law

The latest edition of legendary legal reference book At A Glance has just been published by the Family Law Bar Association. This annual publication aims to provide family lawyers with a one stop source of reference material on financial settlements following divorce. Subtitled Essential Tables for Financial Remedies, the book offers a full 110 pages…

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