An attempt by a hedge fund tycoon to impose a blanket ban on reporting the
In a test case that significantly expands the media's ability to report on matrimonial hearings, Mrs
The dispute extends to the true value of their personal wealth, which, the court has heard, is worth at least
Hohn, the son of a Jamaican car mechanic, attended
The charity established by Hohn and his wife, the
After an appeal court hearing last month, which dismissed expert evidence on the value of hedge fund management companies, lawyers for the couple began presenting their cases in the family division of the high court last week. Much of that detail has only just been made reportable.
The couple have said they live relatively modest lives, given their wealth. She denies enjoying a jet-set lifestyle; he has described it as being more of a Swatch than Rolex lifestyle.
The Hohns, who met at
She claims the holding is worth pounds 870m; his lawyers insist it amounts to only pounds 64.3m.
The court has heard that the couple's private assets are comprised of investments in TCI of
Until now journalists have been allowed to sit in private divorce hearings but unable to report most of what they witnessed. If yesterday's judgment sets a precedent - it could still face appeal - it will mean that all hearings will be reportable save for any restrictions a judge imposes case by case.
The case continues.
The value of investments controlled by
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