A Scottish businessman’s ex-lover has claimed £500K compensation from him for having to live in the Highlands.
The red-tops in Scotland today were full of the tale of the high-value “divorce” between Julie Anne Zelent and former Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC Chair Alan Savage.
Although they were never married (she says they discussed tying the knot, he denies this) family law is now such that cohabiting partners can claim a financial settlement if sharing bed and table doesn’t work out as planned. So, Ms. Zelent is suing her former lover for damages, including the costs to her – she claims – of having to live in Inverness. These include the job she quit to move there and other “economic disadvantage”.
Still, it could have been much, much worse. Imagine how much she could have sued for if she’d had to move to Coatbridge!
- Ex wants £500000 … for living in Inverness The Sun, 3 March 2010;
- Tycoon sued by former lover for £500k for ‘cost of moving to Scotland’ Daily Record, 3 March 2010.