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'Apocalypse' now? Judge stunned by £8m divorce costs demands new cap

13th April 2022

Law Gazette

A High Court judge has called for a cap on costs in family cases after describing the ‘apocalyptic’ state of expensive divorce proceedings.

In Xanthopoulos v Rakshina Mr Justice Mostyn described how the parties had already incurred ‘extraordinary’ costs of more than £5.4m in less than two years since the husband filed his petition. ‘Vast amounts’ of costs lie in the pipeline, such that the total bill is estimated at being between £7.2m and £8m.

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