Judge Clive Million slammed Anna-Marie Harvey Kavanagh, 47, and her ex-husband Giles Kavanagh, 52, who – despite both being practicing solicitors – have “spent almost all their assets in litigation”. The couple were criticised for “wrecking the ship of their marriage, then turning their attention to the lifeboats.”
“The ship of marriage may founder, but this couple have driven theirs full tilt onto the rocks,” he said.
The couple who lived in a £3.2m seven-bedroom matrimonial home set in half an acre of Surrey countryside until they split in 2008 after ten years of marriage, were left with just over £90,000 between them, after years of acrimonious scrapping over money and their three children.
Despite Mr Kavanagh earning over £485,000 a year as a partner in a law firm specialising in aerospace litigation and insurance, he was left with “net debts” after the matrimonial home was ordered to be sold and split between the couple.