High-flyer fights or­der to give half her for­tune to ex-hubby

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY CATHY GOR­DON

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.

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