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UK's Biggest Divorce Case Settled

A British wife has won £453 million from her ex-trader husband, in what is thought to be a record-breaking divorce payout.


The 61-year-old man built his fortune in the Russian energy business. Now, his 44-year-old spouse has been awarded 41.5 per cent of £1 billion fortune.


London's High Court heard that the unnamed couple met in Moscow in 1993, but moved to Britain the same year, to live in Surrey.


Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said there had been a disagreement over when the couple separated, but that the husband had been "very generous with gifts."


He had bought her £300,000 worth of jewellery, and given her use of a yacht, plane and helicopter.


As part of the deal, she gets their £90 million art collection and a £350,000 Aston Martin.


The divorce award may be the biggest by a judge in England, though according to lawyers it is difficult to say conclusively because payouts often remain private.


The biggest divorce settlement of all time is thought to be the £1.5 billion paid by US billionaire Alec Wildenstein to his ex-wife, Jocelyn.


If your marriage has come to and you need legal advice relating to your next steps, call our Suffolk divorce team in confidence on 01206 299 282.



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