I asked divorce lawyer, Shamin Ali to comment on this latest news about former footballer, Ryan Giggs and how he is disputing claims by his estranged wife in their divorce battle:
"Under Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 the courts will have to consider the contribution each of the parties have made or is likely to make in the foreseeable future.
Special contributions is one of the categories considered . In this case the courts will have to determine firstly whether there was a special contribution made by the husband and secondly the extent to which this should affect the wife’s award.
An interesting one to follow."
Former Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs will argue he made a "special contribution" to the creation of wealth during his marriage, a divorce court judge has been told. The 43-year-old and his estranged wife Stacey are embroiled in a bitter divorce following the breakdown of their relationship. A judge overseeing the dispute in the Family Division of the High Court in London has been told Mr Giggs will call witnesses to support his claim at any trial. Lawyers told Mr Justice Cobb that Mrs Giggs would call witnesses in "reply". The judge would be asked to decide how large a share of the marital assets Mrs Giggs will be granted if an agreement between the couple cannot be reached.