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It is probably fair to say that there has been even greater interest in the divorce hearing of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills from the mass ranks of the media, who gathered at the High Court for every day of the six-day hearing, than from the legal profession. The judgment itself has provided little in the way of legal precedent, while at the same time becoming one of the most well-read judgments to have come out of the judicial system in recent years; for the insight it has given the public into the wealth, lifestyles and personalities of the parties involved. Although of limited legal precedent, the case has highlighted some important issues in relation to the evidence and appointment of expert accountants.

Expert accountants were involved in several aspects of the case, including:

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