A former policy aide to Gordon Brown has lost a landmark divorce case, in the latest stage of proceedings which have taken in three countries over five years.
A judge in London ruled yesterday that a divorce granted to the British woman in the UK was not valid and instead recognised a divorce made four years earlier in Dubai.
Mr Justice Mostyn dismissed Mrs Lachaux’s case and said she had lied during a four-day hearing. He found the Dubai divorce was valid and dismissed Mrs Lachaux’s claims of coercion, saying she “gave as good as she got”. The judge also fand that he had