The former wife of a financier has said that she is considering an appeal after being awarded what is thought to be the largest settlement in English divorce history. The couple, who were married for 15 years, were in dispute over £700 million of assets after separating in 2012. A High Court judge from the Family Division awarded the woman £337 million in a private divorce hearing, making her richer than the Queen.
The couple met when studying at Harvard University and have four children, including 12-year-old triplets. The assets being fought over included residences in the West Indies, the United States and England. The husband told the court that his estranged wife should receive one quarter of their collective fortune whilst the wife argued that she should get half as their wealth was amassed due to their partnership.