Lottery Winner Pays Ex-Wife £2 Million Settlement

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

It was reported on 22nd November 2010 that EuroMillions lottery winner, Nigel Page, who scooped a jackpot of £56 million earlier this year, has opted to settle a legal dispute from his ex-wife, who left him 10 years ago.

Wendy Page, a former Human Resources director, sought to claim £8 million from Mr Page after a £1 million offer from Mr Page’s solicitors was rejected.

The couple have since reached an out of court settlement amounting to £2 million. Mrs Page is also thought to have won a huge increase in maintenance payments for the couple’s 13 year old Daughter. It is reported that payments to be made by Nigel Page to his wife have increased dramatically from £150 per month to £2000 per month following his win earlier in the year.

Family law practitioners have said it is unlikely that Mr and Mrs Page had concluded their financial affairs during their divorce. It is argued that had the couple concluded their financial affairs with a consent order providing for a clean break, Mr Page would have had little, if any, obligation to settle the dispute with his ex-wife.

Having practiced family law for over 25 years, Sue Harlow heads the family department at Hanne & Co. This is the firm’s largest department handling many complex family matters. Today, the department is one of the largest and most prestigious in South London.

Sue specialises in financial and property settlements within divorce cases as well as niche areas of ancillary relief. Sue has acted in a many high profile family matters and previously acted in the case of Grimes v Grimes [2003] EWCA Civ 1814. This case is well reported and involved the confiscation of a assets by Customs and Excise at the same time as an application for ancillary relief.

How can Hanne & Co help you?

Hanne & Co is one of London’s leading family law firms. Our specialist family law team have decades of experience in a wide range of family law disputes. Perhaps you have recently separated and seek specialist legal advice on your finances? Perhaps you separated from your spouse or partner some time ago but did not conclude any financial matters? Either way, you should bear in mind that until your finances are completely concluded, one party to the marriage may still claim against the other and should you receive an additional income at some point in the future, you too could face an ancillary relief claim from an estranged spouse. It is therefore important that you seek legal advice when considering a divorce and furthermore, address financial matters with your solicitor.

Ancillary relief is a complex area of law and it is essential that you obtain advice from an experienced solicitor. Our specialist Private Law team at Hanne & Co are here to help and advise you on any issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship. In the event that you were never married, we are able to advise on issues of cohabitation, trusts and property.

Hanne & Co also have an experienced Private Law team with over a century of experience in private family law proceedings and we are able to assist you every step of the way and at each stage of the legal process in family law disputes.

Please feel free to enquire with one of our team on +44 (020) 7228 0017, alternatively you can contact us through info@hanne.co.uk or via our website www.hanne.co.uk, and one of our experienced family lawyers will be in touch.

About the firm

Hanne & Co is a leading law firm based in Clapham Junction. Established in 1898 we have a long history and outstanding reputation. As well as services in Family we are experts in Property (residential and commercial), Private Client and Wills, Employment Law, Housing, Landlord and Tenant and Crime. We have a thriving practice with our staff dedicated and committed to providing a quality service at competitive rates.