Oasis star in court battle with ex over divorce deal
The rock star and Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his former wife Nicole Appleton appeared in court yesterday in a dispute over their divorce settlement.
The couple's five-year marriage collapsed in 2013 after it emerged Mr Gallagher was expecting a child with an American journalist, Liza Ghorbani, with whom he had an affair.
Mr Gallagher and Ms Appleton, a singer with the girl group All Saints, are now locked in dispute over the financial terms of their divorce settlement.
The hearing is being held at the Central Family Court, in London, where Mr Gallagher (42) arrived with his solicitor Fiona Shackleton.
Ms Shackleton, a relative of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, represented Prince Charles in his divorce from Princess Diana in 1996, and Paul McCartney in his 2008 divorce from Heather Mills.
After winning a £24m (€33m) settlement, Ms Mills - who had demanded £125m - famously threw a glass of water over Ms Shackleton in court, for what she said were "unpleasant comments".
Ms Appleton and Mr Gallagher met in 2000 when he was the lead singer in Oasis and she was performing with All Saints.
They married in 2008. Appleton and Gallagher divorced in April last year.
Mr Justice Mostyn is expected to make a ruling next week on what details can be revealed about the case. Neither Mr Gallagher nor Ms Appleton (40) made any comment as they arrived at the court.