Paul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce Saga Ends in $48.6 Million Settlement

Payne Hicks Beach family law partner Fiona Shackleton represented McCartney throughout the proceedings

, Legal Week

Heather Mills has been awarded almost $50 million in the settlement of her high-profile court battle with former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, in one of the largest-ever celebrity divorce settlements. Mills -- who represented herself after parting company with West End firm Mishcon de Reya -- failed to agree on a settlement with McCartney during their lengthy court battle, leaving the judge to determine the final figure. It was announced Monday that Mills will exit the marriage with a total of $48.6 million.