The loss of privacy in divorce cases is forcing high net worth couples towards negotiated settlements to avoid assets, financial arrangements, and personal details being reported in the press.

Lawyers at top 100 firm Hugh James explain that while divorcing couples are able to apply to the judge for reporting restrictions, the application process can draw unwanted media attention.

Ironically, couples requesting such restrictions are required to alert the media to their privacy application to give them the opportunity to contest it.

Charlotte Leyshon, an associate at Hugh James commented: 'Even the decision about whether ...

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