‘Anyone can live on £90m.’ This is an understandable human reaction to learning that Camilla Versteegh is asking the Court of Appeal to increase her original award of £90m by a further £25m. However, with assets totaling £230m, there needs to have been a jurisprudential reason why she did not receive the half of the assets that she seeks.
We are presently reliant upon press reports only. The wife's grounds of appeal are numerous, but they focus on two areas. First, she criticises the prenuptial agreement establishing a separation of asset regime, to which the judge, Sir Peter Singer, must have given some weight. Secondly, she objects that his award was made up of cash (around £53m) and a minority shareholding (said to be worth £37m) in the husband’s company but without full valuations.
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