High-flyer fights order to give half her fortune to ex-hubby
A WOMAN is challenging a ruling that her ex-husband should get half of the fortune she built up in their marriage. Energy trader Julie Sharp, 44, and IT consultant Robin Sharp, 43, both earned £100,000 when they met in 2007 but she also got £10.5million in bonuses over five years. By the time they split in 2013 her pot stood at £6.9million. She is now appealing a fam- ily judge’s 2015 decision that Mr Sharp should get an equal share. Frank Feehan QC told the Court of Appeal: “It is unfair that one party who may have generated substantial wealth in a short time who happens to have been married for not very long, and with no children, is required to divide that wealth equally” Mr Sharp contested the appeal and the judges reserved their decision. A date will be fixed for a ruling.
BREAK-UP Robin Sharp