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Woman fails in contempt bid over application to debar her solicitors

9th February 2024

Legal Futures

A woman has failed in her bid to bring contempt proceedings against her ex-husband and his business associate, who she claimed conspired in an attempt to stop her instructing certain solicitors.

Mrs Justice Knowles held that the case put forward by Alvina Collardeau was “weak and evidentially flawed”, and in any case she was probably not “a proper person” to bring the proceedings.

Ms Collardeau was married to US billionaire Michael Fuchs and in 2022 was awarded £37m under a pre-nuptial agreement and more by way of child support.

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