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Today's Telegraph:

"Divorce tourists are good for Britain because they pay so much tax, a High Court judge has suggested.

Deputy High Court Judge Richard Todd says hundreds of thousands of pounds sometimes have to be spent on lawyers when millions or tens of millions of pounds are at stake.

He also says the Government can benefit because foreign millionaires pay tax on what they spend.

The judge spoke out when analysing a case in which a former director of League One football club Blackpool is embroiled in a battle over money with his former wife.

Valeri Belokon, a Latvian millionaire businessman, and Diana Belokon, his ex-wife, are fighting at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Judge Todd said Mr Belokon had spent more than £1million on lawyers and his ex-wife around £750,000. "These figures may seem to an uninformed bystander to be extremely high," said the judge. "They are not."

He said "millions and tens of millions," could be sometimes at stake in the matter.

The judge heard that Mr Belokon's ex-wife wanted a payment running into millions.

"There seems to be a misunderstanding that somehow lawyers in these cases are charging fees that are wholly unreasonable," he added. "These fees are subject to rigorous investigation and assessment."

He estimated the Belokon case, due to be resolved this week, might generate more than £19 million in tax. *

The judge said that was "vastly greater" than the amounts of public spending paying for him, court staff and courts.

Mr Belokon is arguing his ex-wife's claim is without merit and says she should get nothing.

In November, Mr Belokon won a High Court fight with Owen Oyston and his son Karl Oyston, Blackpool FC directors.

A judge told the Oystons to pay more than £30 million after Mr Belokon, who bought a 20 per cent stake in Blackpool FC 12 years ago, complained of being excluded from key decisions and shares of profits."


* That's what is printed in the paper but I suspect there may be a missing decimal point and it should read £1.9 million.
14-06-2018 14:26
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He obviously has faith in the UK legal system. Lol.
14-06-2018 14:58
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and hates his wife more than he hates Oyston.
14-06-2018 15:07
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(14-06-2018 15:07)GynnSquarePhoenix Wrote:  and hates his wife more than he hates Oyston.

Some blokes always love their wifes then as if by magic when divorce proceedings begin they start to hate them. Perhaps they love money more than there partners.
14-06-2018 18:29
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(14-06-2018 18:29)thetruth1953 Wrote:  Some blokes always love their wifes then as if by magic when divorce proceedings begin they start to hate them. Perhaps they love money more than there partners.

Or it's because their wives become lying bitches who set out to ruin their men
15-06-2018 05:17
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