June 20 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and Nancy Dell’Olio locked horns in court today over a swanky flat in a posh London neighbourhood.
Eriksson wants to boot out his former lover from the £2.7m pad in Belgravia.
Reality TV star Dell’Olio has been living there since the couple split up.
An agreement between the pair saw her remain at the address until an Italian property went through, West London County Court heard.
But now legal proceedings have been brought against Dell’Olio by MPR Trust Company Ltd, which the TV presenter’s lawyer said is merely a “bare nominee” of Mr Eriksson.
The trust is registered in Guernsey.
Asela Wijeyaratne, MPR’s lawyer, said: “The defence said an agreement has been entered into by Mr Eriksson and Ms Dell’Olio - essentially a separation agreement offering a right for Ms Dell’Olio to remain in the premises until a property in Italy has been transferred to her.”
Paul de la Piquerie, for Ms Dell’Olio, said: “This matter is about to become slightly more complicated.
“There is going to be, it would seem, an argument about the status of MPR Trust Company Limited and whether it is a trust or whether it is nothing more than a bare nominee of Mr Eriksson.”
Speaking after the hearing, Mr de la Piquerie said: “We now have directions for each party to set out their case and a proper pleading.
“We will be returning to court for an hour-long hearing in the not-too-distant future.”
That hearing is due to take place some time after July 25.