Divorcing couple spent nearly £1m on divorce 1/3 of their assets

By: Juliet
On: Thursday, 13 November, 2014

Judge calls for action on the scandal of excessive costs and waste of time in such cases and calls for fixed pricing of litigation

A couple have squandered a third of their multimillion-pound wealth in the divorce courts, prompting a judge to call for legal reforms to curb the fees lawyers can charge their own clients.

The husband and wife spent what the judge described as an eye-watering total of £920,000 from their total joint assets of almost £3m on lawyers and experts. In eight months, said Mr Justice Mostyn, the couple known only as J and J spent almost …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com