Scot Young imprisoned for contempt after failing to disclose finances

The decision of the High Court to imprison Scot Young, a man whose wife Michelle believes is worth up to £400m, has been welcomed by family lawyers.

Young was jailed for six months for contempt after failing to disclose financial information. He had already received a six month suspended sentence in 2009 for failing to answer financial questionnaires. Elizabeth Hicks, partner at Irwin Mitchell in London (pictured), said the sentence “should serve as a warning to spouses that the courts, which for so long have sat back in the face of wilful lack of co-operation, may be getting tougher”.

She went on: “Mr Justice Moor, one of the new...

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