Clearly children have to be protected and, if there’s violence or hostility, there may be a role for the law then.
But otherwise, if people want to separate, it should be kept out of the hands of lawyers and judges. Mediation has a bad press, but I think that’s partly because lawyers think they might lose work.’ Smiles all round: Three well-known women and their husbands, photographed together in August 1992.
However, he admits that deputy district judge Sarah Gibbons was ‘absolutely fair’ in his case.
He said the judge did not accept Kimberley’s evidence that she had not been co-habiting with Mr Swift, nor her explanation that she ‘misunderstood’ the term.‘I was quite shocked that after just 12 weeks I ended up having to give her a house and £100,000 when she’s with a very wealthy guy, and already has a fair amount of money of her own.
I was very lucky to meet Kim, but I won’t get married again, that’s for sure.’‘I suppose I saw myself continuing to do up the cottage in Oxfordshire, which is more than 200 years old in parts, but I can’t do that now. That’s what’s really galling.’Approached by The Mail on Sunday for a response, Miss Stewart-Mole said: ‘It is impossible for me to comment because although the court order was issued more than a year ago, my ex-husband is yet to comply with it.
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Now I will have to sell my one-bedroom flat in London to fund this settlement and I’ll be paying for it out of my pension for the rest of my life.’He just doesn’t think it’s fair – especially since Kimberley, 35, is in a relationship with an Old Etonian ex-banker called Anthony Swift, who was named as co-respondent in the divorce – which was granted on the grounds of her adultery.The couple married in 1989 and had five sons together.Mike also has a daughter from his first marriage to Tricia Jefferson-Winn Tragic loss: Mike and Anne photographed together in December 1991, at the Department of Health press conference on reducing the risk of cot death.He admits the strain of the legal wrangle has taken its toll.Glamorous: Mike and Anne arrive together for a Cartier Polo match in July 1987.When Mike Hollingsworth first met Kimberley Stewart-Mole the pair were sharing the stage in an amateur production of Dr Faustus, which tells the story of how a man sells his soul to the devil in return for earthly pleasures and riches.