Mills receives £24.3m in McCartney divorce settlement

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  • Mills/McCartney

    Heather Mills has announced she is to appeal against the publication of the judgment (rather than the financial order) on the issue of privacy. As many of the details of the judgment were announced by Ms Mills outside the court today, one wonders how effective that application may be. However that point raises the issue of the privacy for parties in family proceedings. In the McCartney case, both parties are well known public figures, although that does not mean that they should be denied their privacy. In other high profile cases, such as Charman, and especially the Miller case in 2006, the parties were not public figures but were subject to intense media attention.

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  • Mills/McCartney divorce

    This is a vindication for Paul McCartney as Heather Mills was seeking far in excess of this sum from the Court and I believe it is less then she was offered by him to settle in an amicable fashion.

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  • Mills McCartney

    The McCartney divorce holds the public interest not because it is a landmark divorce case but because millions are at stake, one party is a national icon and the other party's outspokenness clearly provides titillating reading.
    McCartney, whilst not landmark, is useful to reinforce a couple of messages:
    Firstly if you cannot agree a settlement then one will be agreed for you - and one that neither of you may be happy with.
    Secondly, divorce can be very expensive - so try to keep the costs down. So consider the collaborative approach - where you can agree to work out a settlement that's right for you both.

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