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edesignuk
Nov 21, 2008, 02:01 AM
The wife of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has filed for divorce, it has been confirmed.

A spokeswoman for Slavica Ecclestone said the announcement had been prompted by media speculation.

This year's Sunday Times Rich List estimated her husband's personal fortune to be in excess of 2bn.

Mrs Ecclestone will be represented by divorce lawyer Liz Vernon, who represented the wife of Arsenal and England footballer Ray Parlour in 2004.

She secured a deal which gave her client a third of her ex-husband's future earnings for four years.

Simon Bethel, a family law specialist with law firm Mills & Reeve, said: "Given Mr and Mrs Ecclestone were reputed to be worth 2.4bn in the 2008 Rich List, this case may see the highest award to a wife in legal history." BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7740348.stm).

Oh dear Bernie, that's gonna hurt.

Counterfit
Nov 21, 2008, 03:35 AM
He'll just jack up the fees for hosting a Grand Prix to cover the loss. :rolleyes:

xUKHCx
Nov 21, 2008, 04:52 AM
Ray Parlour thats a blast from the past.

I bet the lawyers are rubbing their hands together on this one.

iGav
Nov 21, 2008, 06:19 AM
He'll just jack up the fees for hosting a Grand Prix to cover the loss. :rolleyes:

Nah, he just needs to sue those that don't pay... like those tight arsed Canadians. ;)

I noticed that the Beeb's article makes no mention of the much reported rumour that many of Bernie's assets are actually in her name. :p

edesignuk
Nov 21, 2008, 06:20 AM
I noticed that the Beeb's article makes no mention of the much reported rumour that many of Bernie's assets are actually in her name. :pI read that in the Metro this morning, apparently she will actually have to give him money from "her" assets.