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A midwife has beaten her CEO ex-partner in a legal battle over their £1 million home, after a High Court judge agreed he promised her half the property during a conversation in the pub 13 years ago.

Claire Chipperfield, 52, and wealthy businessman Andrew Horn, 58, lived together for more than 15 years and had two kids, but never married.

When the couple left London to escape to the country in 2006, Mr Horn put forward most of the deposit on a new home in Lymington, Hants, stumping up over five times more than his poorer partner.

And after they split in 2016, he sued the mother of his children, claiming most of their house belonged to him, despite it being in their joint names.

Over £280,000 had been paid towards the £740,000 purchase, of which Ms Chipperfield chipped in only £39,000, he said.

Full Story: The Telegraph

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