A divorcee has lost her bid to remain anonymous during a £1 million court battle with her former husband.
In a request to the Court of Appeal, 53-year-old Tina Norman argued that her financial affairs with Robert Ellis Norman were “private business”.
But three judges have today refused to impose an identity ban after complaints from the press.
Her representation argued that a bar on naming her would protect her rights to private and family life.
The press believed that her family life was not at the centre of the case and that open justice was a fundamental principle of the British judicial system.
Ms Norman is currently embroiled in a divorce battle that sees her accusing Mr Norman – a successful city banker – of “duping her” in their divorce settlement.
The Court heard how the couple reached a settlement several years ago, with Ms Norman receiving their Surrey home and £6,000 in cash.
At the time she said she had settled for a lump sum “in a bid for financial independence”.
But she returned to Court after alleging that Mr Norman “concealed” up to £300,000 of assets. Lord Justice McFarlane said there had been a “level of dishonesty” found against Mr Norman on previous occasions and that Mrs Norman should “have her day in court”.
The case continues.