Female lawyer who ‘sacrificed’ career to look after her children awarded £400,000 compensation

Female lawyer who ‘sacrificed’ her career to look after her children is awarded £400,000 compensation from ex-husband on top of equal share of couple’s £10m assets in divorce case

Mr Justice Moor gave the ruling following a private family court trial in LondonPair who were married for decade with two children ordered to split £10m 

assetsBut woman awarded extra compensation for curtailing career for good of family

A woman who curtailed her career as a lawyer so she could look after her children has been awarded £400,000 in compensation from her estranged husband following the breakdown of their marriage.

Mr Justice Moor gave the ruling following a private family court trial in London where he decided that the pair, who were married for nearly a decade and had two children together, should split their assets of just under £10million.

But the judge added that the woman, who was educated at Cambridge University, should also be awarded £400,000 for curtailing her legal career for the good of the family. 

Mr Justice Moor (pictured) gave the ruling following a private family court trial in London where he decided that the pair, who were married for nearly a decade and had two children together, should split their assets of just under £10million

What is relationship-generated disadvantage?

Compensation for relationship-generated disadvantage is financial relief paid on divorce, nullity or judicial separation. 

It is most often applied when one party has given up a lucrative career to care for children. 

The compensation recognises that the individual may have seriously damaged their own ability to earn an independent living for the greater good of the family. 



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