Mr Justice Holman has urged a couple, in a legal battle (where their legal bills are totalling approximately £1m) to have a serious discussion to try and settle.
The couple divorced in March 2013 but have yet to agree a financial settlement.
He referred their ongoing litigation to be like a boxing match, the biggest worry being the children caught in the middle.
I always advise my clients, wherever possible, to reach an early settlement.
Whilst it's not always possible to avoid court proceedings, it doesn't mean they have to run to a Final Hearing. Court proceedings aren't just expensive, they take an emotional toll on everyone involved.
They should always be regarded as a very last resort.
Divorce may be like a boxing match, but it is the children who suffer 'lifelong bruises', says family mediator One of the most senior family judges in the High Court has described divorce litigation as a 'boxing match' at the beginning of a ten-day trial set to decide a multi-million pound dispute. Ex-beauty queen Ekaterina Fields and her estranged lawyer husband Richard married in 2002. They have two children together, but divorced in March 2013. They are now battling over assets thought to be worth around £6m, with legal bills for the case potentially totalling £1m. After hearing initial submissions from their respective legal teams, Mr Justice Holman urged the parties to have a 'serious discussion' about settling the case.