Businessman in separate divorce court fight wants name kept secret

Supreme Court justices have been asked to consider whether the identity of a wealthy foreign businessman who has been embroiled in a separate lengthy divorce court fight over money with his ex-wife in London should remain a secret.

The man said his name, and that of his ex-wife, should not feature in media reports of the case because of safety concerns.

But journalists disagree and editors at The Times have tried to persuade judges to rule that they should be identified.

The newspaper's lawyers, led by barrister Adam Wolanski, have won two rounds of the identity fight, in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Mr Justice Moor ruled the man and woman should be named after a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Appeal judges, who considered the issue at a Court of Appeal hearing in London last year, have upheld that ruling

But the man has asked Supreme Court justices to consider the case and a reporting bar has remained in force pending a decision.

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