How much is working as a top executive worth in divorce proceedings compared to home making? The outcome of this case going through the courts at the moment will depend on whether the judge believes the husband's financial contribution has been so important that the division of wealth should be adjusted in his favour.
The former wife of Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng has told a court she made an equal contribution to their wealth by being a "traditional" wife. Pauline Chai, 70, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, claims their assets are worth at least £205m and wants half. Dr Khoo, 78, a non-executive chairman of Laura Ashley Holdings, will argue she should receive about £9m.