An Omani businessman worth more than £300million has been ordered to give his ex-wife £25million after she argued she needed a £400,000-a-year for holidays and a further £60k for pocket money.
The Family Division of the High Court in London heard the case of Talal Al Zawawi, 48 and his ex-wife Leila Hammoud, 36.
Ms Hammoud said she needed £400,000 a year for holidays for her and their three children, more than £60,000 a year to buy jewellery, more than £60,000 a year ‘pocket money’, £60,000 a year for ‘spectator events’ and £24,000 a year to buy shoes.
Mr Justice Holman concluded that about £21 million would meet her needs and about £3 million would be suitable for the children’s needs.
The calculations included more than £5million for a house and £75,000 for a car.
The judge said Mr Al Zawawi and Ms Hammoud could be named in media reports but he said their children should not be named.
Mr Justice Holman highlighted that under Omani law Ms Hammoud would get no financial provision and said it was right that she should make a cash claim in England.