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High Court judge rules on divorce money fight over more than €890 million in assets

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A High Court judge has ruled on one of the biggest divorce money fights seen in an English court, lawyers say.

Financier Sir Chris Hohn, 47, and his estranged American wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, had fought over who should get what share of a fortune said to run into hundreds of millions of pounds at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court in London this summer.

Lawyers representing the pair today said they had been given a draft of Mrs Justice Roberts' ruling.

And they said Sir Chris and Mrs Cooper-Hohn had been told what her decision was.

But they gave no detail of what financial awards she had made. It is not known when the judge's ruling will be made public.

Sir Chris and Mrs Cooper-Hohn had fought over assets totalling more than £700 million.

He said she should get a quarter of their fortune. She said she should get a half because the wealth was created as a result of their ''partnership''.

Mrs Justice Roberts had allowed journalists to attend the trial but placed limits on what could be reported.

She had heard that the couple had separated after being married for more than 15 years.

Lawyers revealed news of the ruling at another hearing in the Family Division of the High Court - before a different judge - in London.

Sir Chris and Mrs Cooper-Hohn returned to court after becoming embroiled in a dispute relating to a charity in which they were involved.

Lawyers announced a settlement of the dispute after the judge, Mr Justice Holman, encouraged Sir Chris and Mrs Cooper-Hohn to negotiate.

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