Who said that judges were boring and incapable of plain language? There was a classic exchange of words yesterday in the House of Lords regarding a divorce settlement.
The background is that the multi millionaire, Alex Miller is appealing against a £5 million divorce settlement which his former wife, Melissa Miller obtained.
Read these words which were picked up by the Telegraph:
Alex Miller's QC barrister, James Turner submits: "There is a world of difference between the wife who perhaps works part-time in the family business or cooks, cleans, works hard looking after children and has the dinner on the table, and what has been described as a Harvey Nichols wife."
Lady Hale, one of the five law lords hearing the case, cuts in: "The trophy wife. But which does the husband more value, the trophy wife or the workaday wife? The trophy wife, of course."
I admire the direct language but is this really a true analysis of what men are like?
Whilst I am sure that there will always be men who will fall solely for women for their looks, I know of some men who would be trumped by coming home to have the children tucked up in bed and to have their 3 course culinary delight ready on the table to be accompanied by a glass of quality claret.