This case involved an "abysmal husband" whose conduct was so extreme, that the Judge waived the husband's right to privacy as he felt it in the public interest to do so.
A costs order was also made against the husband in the sum of £146,609 and an extended civil restraint order for 2 years.
Needless to say the Judge also found in favour of the wife's proposal for the division of assets, which the Judge agreed with her was fair.
In financial remedy proceedings in which the husband's conduct was strongly criticised the judge accepted the wife's proposals and made a costs order against the husband. The wife applied for financial remedies in circumstances where the parties' combined net assets amounted to approximately £1.3m after a 20-year marriage. It was asserted to be a needs-based case. So far there had been over 30 hearings including 4 appeals by the husband in what amounted to extreme litigation misconduct by the husband. In separate proceedings the husband had been committed to prison for contempt after he had made threats to kill the wife and her counsel. He had also sent threatening emails to the court. The husband failed to appear when the matter came before the court.