Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

High Divorce Bill

From the Telegraph:

A senior judge has sharply criticised the “eye-watering” £1.6 million legal costs of Britain’s biggest divorce case involving one of Malaysia’s wealthiest men and his beauty queen wife.

Mr Justice Holman also questioned why the Malaysian couple, who pay no tax in this country, have been allowed to “squeeze out” more important cases while paying a fraction of the costs of the taxpayer-funded court hearings, according to reports.

Two of the country’s leading – and most expensive – divorce lawyers have built up massive legal costs despite no guarantee that the case will be heard in Britain, the High Court has heard.

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