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Russian billionaire appeals against English court’s highest divorce award

Wife claims that she has not received ‘a penny’ of £453 million award

A Russian billionaire has appealed to the Court of Appeal against an order by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave that the husband pay his former wife £453m. It is believed that the award is the highest made in a United Kingdom divorce case.

Haddon-Cave J had found the total value of the wife's claim to be £453,576,152, comprising 41.5% of the total marital assets, and considered an award of that sum to be justified in all the circumstances.

However, the Court of Appeal has been told by the ex-wife that she has not received "a penny from him".

For a report of the Court of Appeal proceedings in The Guardian, please click here.