Nicole Appleton and her ex-husband Liam Gallagher appeared in court on Thursday as the legal dispute over their divorce settlement continues. The former couple's five-year marriage broke down in 2013, when it emerged that Liam was expecting a child with America journalist Liza Ghorbani. He and former All Saints singer Nicole, 40, are now embroiled in a battle over the financial terms of their settlement.
The hearing is being held at Central Family Court in London, where 42-year-old Liam was pictured arriving with his solicitor, Baroness Fiona Shackleton. Proceedings for the hearing got underway on Tuesday – a judge has placed restrictions on what can be reported about the dispute – with a ruling expected next week on what details can be revealed about the case.
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Nicole Appleton arrives at Central Familt Court in London on Thursday
Liam is being represented by top divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton, a relative of Nigella Lawson. She famously represented Prince Charles in his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana, and Paul McCartney in his 2008 divorce from Heather Mills.
After winning a £24million settlement from Sir Paul, Heather – who had demanded £125million from the Beatles star – famously threw a glass of water over Baroness Shackleton in court, for what she said were "unpleasant comments".
Liam Gallagher was pictured with top divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton
Nicole and Liam first met in 2000 when Liam was the frontman of Oasis, and Nicole was with girlband All Saints, and the following year they welcomed their son, Gene. The couple were married in 2008, and divorced in April last year.
Liam is also a father to 14-year-old son Lennon, with his ex-wife Patsy Kensit, and has a 15-year-old daughter, Molly, with singer-songwriter Lisa Moorish. In 2013, Liza gave birth to his fourth child, daughter Gemma.