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Deborah Jeff and James Ward consider what the next steps will be in the Young v Young divorce case following the unexpected death of Scot Young

13 January 2015

On 8 December 2014, Scot Young, property tycoon and one half of a couple who had been involved in one of the most complex and long-running divorce cases in British history, fell to his death at his home in Marylebone. The exact circumstances of his last moments remain unclear and a full and thorough investigation must now be carried out. However this sudden and unexpected change in circumstance will also undoubtedly impact the settlement still owed to his former wife, despite the divorce proceedings having concluded in 2013.

Speaking of her recent experiences on hearing of the death of her former husband and the father of her two children, Michelle Young stated that she and her family "have been to hell and back". Unfortunately her husband's death will not be the end of her ordeal. The tragedy will have legal and financial, as well as clear emotional implications for the Young family.

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