Sir Frederick Barclay escaped prison sentence after a Supreme Court judge gave him three months to pay money I owe my ex-wife.
However, the judge publicly rebuked Barclay along with with his nephews who run daily Telegraph, for without paying a dime of a £100 million divorce settlement.
AT former owner of the ritz still can face spell in prison. Judge Cohen postponed sentencing for three months on Thursday after Barclay paid £245,000. in legal costs and delay maintenance over who was he in found in contempt of court in July. But the entire court order and court costs now amount to more than £1 million plus more maintenance payments for his wife of 34 years old, Hiroko Barclay, is not over yet.
In an unusual rebuke, Cohen said, “This should ashamed for Sir Frederick and his nephews that Lady Barclay left with next to nothing way of financial Resources for in future … It seems incredible to me that every member of in family ready to put your hands in your pockets to help Sir Frederick avoid prison but won’t do anything help help the greatest victim in this, namely Lady Barclay.
Barclay’s lawyer, Charles Howard QC, told the court that £245,000 had arrived. via loan from the couple’s only child, Amanda. Barclay’s nephews, Aidan, Howard and Alistair Barclay, sons of his twin brother David, paid his legal fees, which amount up to £1.6m after his wife was forced issue contempt proceedings for non-payment.
Nobody of £100m judge ordered him to pay to ex-wife in May 2021 paid and her legal team led by Lady Shackleton worked for free. for most of that time. Hearings for court order for compulsory payment so far added up up to £700,000, the court heard.
Cohen said: “In debt going nowhere, and I expect Sir Frederick to personally with his nephews to find way through it.”
Stuart Leach QC counsel for Lady Barclay summoned a judge issue suspended prison sentence. “The pattern of this long trial is such that [Barclay] ignores orders until his legs are pinned down against in fire, at this point it does the minimum. Yes real public interest, which men in Sir Frederick Barclay’s position, Captains of industry, media magnates, knights of kingdom, like anyone more in this country, ignore court orders at their own peril.”
Ignoring judgments can result in a prison sentence of six weeks.
Barclay claimed that he could not access his condition, how is it all holding up in trust for his daughter and nephews.
Howard said, “My client has no money and Amanda has made it clear she won’t pay more”.
Judge said he expects Barclary to hold meetings with his nephews, not using lawyer as an intermediary. “I want hear of real progress of in big fish in all this, namely payment of lump sum of £100 million, so for for these reasons, I have decided to postpone the verdict.”