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Wife receives £337m from divorce settlement

A High Court Judge has recently awarded what is thought to be the biggest financial order made at a final hearing in England.

Sir Chris Hohn and his former wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, founders of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, had fought over assets said to be worth more than £700m.

After having separated after 15 years of marriage, Sir Hohn argued that the wife was not entitled to more than 25% of his fortune because he was the ‘unbelievable money-maker’ and had made a special contribution to their wealth throughout their marriage. However, Jamie argued that the couple’s wealth was created as a result of the ‘partnership’ between them.

The Court ultimately ordered that Jamie would receive a total of £337,000,000.00. Despite being the largest award made by a Court in financial matters on divorce, it is thought that Mrs Cooper-Hohn may appeal to seek more.

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