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18 March 2013

Barrister ends up £8 million worse off after challenging divorce settlement


A barrister who took her ex-husband to court complaining that her £26 million divorce settlement was not enough has ended up £8 million worse off, reports The Telegraph.

Jenifer Evans, 47, was awarded the lower sum of £18 million following a bitter legal battle in which both were chastised by a judge for behaving like squabbling infants following a 25-year marriage.

The case even raked up details of her engagement ring – after it emerged that her ex-husband Mark was planning to give it to the new woman in his life.

The wealthy American couple, who have two teenage daughters, had split in 2010, and Mrs Evans agreed to accept a £26 million clean break settlement representing half their assets of £52 million – including shares worth £40 million at the time.

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