Journalists are calling upon Senior Judges to reveal the identity of a wealthy entrepreneur said to be involved in a bitter legal battle with his former spouse.
According to reports, the high-profile foreign businessman has found himself at loggerheads with his London-based ex-wife in a lengthy fight over family finances.
The money dispute has reportedly been analysed at several private hearings in recent months – and a team of journalists are calling for transparency in a bid to report further details of the case.
Reports suggest that editors at The Times have won the first round of an ‘identity fight’ in the Family Division of London’s High Court, where Mr Justice Moor ruled that both the man and woman involved in the long-running dispute should be named.
However, the disgruntled entrepreneur has reportedly appealed against Mr Justice Moor’s decision.
Mr Justice Moore has since said that the media must be held off until Court of Appeal Judges have explored the issue at a later hearing – the date of which is yet to be confirmed.
Journalists campaigning for transparency have quoted comments made by Sir James Munby, president of the High Court’s Family Division three years ago, which suggested that the public had a right to know “what is being done in their name” and that an “informed media” was essential to report on such disputes.
Other Senior Judges, such as Mr Justice Holman, have previously suggested that there is a “pressing need” for more openness in Courts.