A woman who says she forsook her prospects of becoming a law firm partner to start a family with her solicitor-husband has been awarded £400,000 by a family court in a landmark divorce case.
Mr Justice Moor, delivering judgment in private said he found sufficient 'relationship-generated disadvantage' to justify awarding the wife compensation.
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'It is agreed that the husband did not want her to remain at the firm if they were to marry and she accepted that she could not remain. I am satisfied that, by the time the decision was taken to leave, she had formulated her plan which involved both marriage and, hopefully, children. She viewed herself as the parent who would take primary responsibility for the children. The husband’s career took precedence.'