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Part I


Things have changed since Spear’s was founded in 2006 – when there were fewer than 1,000 billionaires in the world; their combined net worth a little under $3 trillion. Today, there are 2,755 billionaires, according to Forbes, and they have a collective net worth of $13 trillion. This shiſt has had consequences for economies and individuals alike.


DEBBIE CHISM


Family law partner, Stewarts, and Spear’s 2019 Family Lawyer of the Year


I think it is less of an understanding and more of a fact that wealthy families have relatively suddenly become ultra-wealthy. Whereas previously a significant proportion of our clients were multi-millionaires, we are now routinely involved in divorces with hundreds of millions. The world in the past 15 years has become increasingly


YANIS VAROUFAKIS


Economist, former Greek fi nance minister, and council member of the political organisation Progressive International


Wealth began life as a stash of resources and


ended up as the most potent weapon the strong have to make the poor poorer, the weak weaker and the planet browner. More generally, the wealthy may be more ready now to acknowledge that inequality has become obscene. However, these acknowledgments by no means translate into any readiness to accept change that will diminish their wealth.


international and mobile, and we have seen international UHNW families flocking to London, drawn to the financial success of the capital. London’s divorce courts also have a generous approach to


carving up a family fortune, and so it remains the divorce capital of the world. This, combined with the rise of the ultra-wealthy, means we are dealing with an ever increasing number of high-value and complex cases. In 2014, the largest ever award by an English court at the time, of £337 million, was made in favour of the wife, Jamie Cooper- Hohn. Two years later this was superseded by an award of £453 million, again in favour of the wife, Tatiana Akhmedova. Many other cases settle outside of court for even higher sums. The stakes for UHNW families are just getting higher and higher.


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