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Mills loses divorce ruling appeal
Heather Mills
Heather Mills had sought 125m from the divorce settlement

Full details of the divorce of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have been made public after Ms Mills was told she could not appeal against publication.

Ms Mills said she wanted to keep the full ruling secret because it contained private details that could affect the security of their daughter Beatrice.

The decision came a day after a High Court judge awarded Ms Mills 24.3m.

The judge determined the final figure after the couple failed to reach an agreement in court last month.

Ms Mills was not in court to hear two Court of Appeal judges rule that divorce hearing judge Mr Justice Bennett's decision to publish his entire ruling could not be challenged.

'In danger'

David Rosen, who represented her, said: "Miss Mills believes her daughter will be put in real danger. It is most disturbing."

Mr Rosen has confirmed that the ruling marks the end of Ms Mills' appeal against the publication.

After yesterday's settlement, Ms Mills said: "I'm not appealing against the judgment because it's not worth it.

"I'm appealing against the publication of it because it has so many details of me and my daughter in it."

Lump sum

Following the ruling, Ms Mills will receive 14m for herself and 2.5m to buy a house in London.

Sir Paul will pay for Beatrice's nanny and school fees, and give the four-year-old 35,000 a year. The judge awarded a lump sum of 16.5m and assets of 7.8m.

The settlement equated to 17,000 for every day of the couple's marriage.

The judge found the total value of Sir Paul's assets was about 400m. Ms Mills had sought 125m and been offered 15.8m.

Sir Paul, 65, and Ms Mills, 40, got married in 2002, but they split four years later, blaming media intrusion into their private lives.



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