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Property tycoon's wife wins right to UK divorce settlement

Property tycoon's wife wins right to UK divorce settlement

A property tycoon's wife who divorced her husband in Spain is to have her divorce settlement heard in the UK.

Kim Moore, of Surrey, divorced Jim Moore in Marbella where they had lived together but will now attempt to win a larger share of her husband's £135 million after a decision from the Court of Appeal to allow proceedings to take place in the High Court.

When the divorce was approved by a Spanish court Mrs Moore was offered a £6 million slice of her former husband's fortune which he had accrued as head of property company Inside Track.

Ms Moore said: "I am very happy with the result that matters will be resolved in this country and hope it will be as soon as possible so we can get on with our lives."

More generous divorce settlements in the UK means that Mrs Moore is now likely to be offered at least 35 per cent of her husband's assets.