Thursday, May 18, 2006

All you need is...a large bank balance

The news that the breakdown of his marriage to Heather Mills could cost Sir Paul McCartney £200 million has reopened the debate about the fairness of divorce settlements, particularly after short marriages - see, for example, articles today in the Telegraph and the Times. The timing could not be more appropriate, with the House of Lords judgment in the Miller and McFarlane appeals to be read out next Wednesday.

We all wait with baited breath, although as usual it will remain to be seen how relevant a judgment in a big money case is to most of our clients, who can only dream of such wealth.

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