This is a very sad case about a husband who has gone to great lengths to avoid paying a court ordered settlement to his wife. He will now be sent to prison if he returns to the UK.
These cases require careful handling and maybe even a freezing injunction to stop assets being moved or spent when court proceedings are issued.
If anything captures the discrepancy between the life Jeni Francis once lived and the one she now has, it is the 17-year-old faded blue Renault Clio in which she rattles around the French countryside. ‘I used to run a brand new gold Audi Q7,’ says the former primary school teacher with longing. ‘It was lovely and cleverer than I was. When I sat behind the wheel it was like getting into the cockpit of an aeroplane.’ Her current reduced circumstances are particularly puzzling because, on paper at least, she is a millionaire. She and her former husband Paul Grundy, 52, jointly own a successful fencing business in Dubai that enabled the couple to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the Gulf state.