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Heather Mills gets 24.3 Million Pounds

Mills awarded £24.3m settlement

The pair announced the end of their marriage in May 2006

Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills



Heather Mills has been awarded £24.3m in her divorce settlement with estranged husband Sir Paul McCartney.  Speaking outside London's High Court, Ms Mills said she was "glad it's over" and "it was an incredible result to secure mine and my daughter's future".

As part of the deal, Ms Mills will receive £14 million for herself and £2.5 million to buy a house in London.

The couple failed to reach an agreement in court last month, leaving the judge to determine the final figure.

DIVORCE SETTLEMENT
£16.5m lump sum, including £2.5m to buy London property
£7.8m assets
£35,000 a year for daughter Beatrice - plus nanny and school fees

The judge awarded a lump sum of £16.5 million and assets of £7.8 million.

The settlement will also see Sir Paul pay their four-year-old daughter Beatrice's nanny and school fees and will pay Beatrice £35,000 a year.

The summary judgment stated that Ms Mills had sought £125 million and been offered £15.8 million by Sir Paul.

Speaking on the steps of the High Court - surrounded by a media scrum - Ms Mills insisted she was "very, very happy" with the decision.

But she said she would be appealing against the publication of the ruling on Tuesday morning because of concerns for the security of her daughter.

Heather Mills' comments "I'm not appealing against the judgment because it's not worth it," she said.

Heather Mills



"I'm appealing against the publication of it because it has so many details of me and my daughter in it. It has a stay on it until the appeal tomorrow."

The judge found that the total value of all Sir Paul's assets, including his business assets, was about £400 million and that there was no evidence at all before him that he was worth £800 million.

The judge also refused to permit either party to raise as an issue the alleged conduct of the other on the broad ground that it was irrelevant.

A spokesman for Sir Paul McCartney said that the former Beatle would not be commenting on the settlement.

Sir Paul, 65, married the former model and charity campaigner Mills, 40, in 2002 but they split four years later, blaming media intrusion into their private lives.



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