Glen Briers built a £30million sports and street-wear business incorporating brands Lambretta and Vision Streetwear.
When he split from Nicola Briers, his wife of 18 years in 2002, the business was turning over £1million a year.
When they divorced Mr Briers gave his wife £150,000 to pay off the mortgage and she kept the £700,000 family home.
She also got a £10,000-a- year salary, plus child maintenance but he kept the business and is now said to be worth £10million.
After her relationship with her new partner broke down, Mrs Briers went to court asking for more from Mr Briers.
In 2015, Judge Rogers declared Mr Briers ‘a liar’ who resorted to ‘deception’ in trying to play down his wealth and therefore Mrs Briers was entitled to more.
The court found that Mr Brier’s failure to honestly disclose his assets meant that his ex-wife had never given her informed consent to the deal.
Mr Briers then challenged the judge’s decision at the Court of Appeal, insisting that his ex-wife should get only a £500,000 lump sum.
He argued that the success of his business since the split was all down to his hard work and that it was far too late for his ex-wife to go back on their ‘clean break’.
But three senior judges have now thrown out his complaints and ordered him to pay the full £2.7 million.
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