The court battle continues over the break-up of Adam Parore
and Sally Ridge.
Sally Ridge received $2 million following her split from
Matthew Ridge, the Auckland High Court heard today.
The concession was made by her lawyer Daniel Grove when
detailing her significant financial advantage before entering
a relationship with former professional cricketer Adam
Parore had only a $170,000 apartment and $50,000 in shares
when they met, Mr Grove said.
The comments were made before Justice Murray Gilbert as the
ongoing court battle over Ridge and Parore's break-up
Ms Ridge and her daughter Jamie sat in the public gallery
today supported by their respective boyfriends.
Parore sat alone on the other side of the gallery.
Details from the hearing can be published after a High Court
judge lifted a non-publication order earlier this month.
Justice Pamela Andrews said the parties had not proved they
had exceptional personal circumstances that would outweigh
the principles of open justice.
The ongoing court battle concerns property following the end
of Ridge and Parore's relationship.
Among the property in dispute is Parore's company, Small
Business Accounting NZ Ltd.
However, Justice Andrews prohibited publication of any
financial information about the company.
Justice Andrews lifted the non-publication order after APN
New Zealand, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, made
submissions in favour of open justice and freedom of
APN's lawyer Kristin Bradley noted both Ridge and Parore had
used their celebrity status for commercial gain, and there
was public interest in their affairs that went beyond parties
who were less well-known.
Ms Ridge is expected to take the stand later today followed
by six other plaintiff witnesses.
Parore is also expected to take the stand later in the
- Brendan Manning of APNZ