Couple fail to reach private agreement
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are set to take their divorce to the open court next February, having failed to reach a private settlement.
Despite rumours that the two would reach a settlement of £60 million, a source said that the five day hearing has been scheduled with a fall back date later in 2008 if the February hearing fails to produce an agreement.
The stumbling block is believed to be Mills‘ refusal to accept a gagging order as part of the deal.
Her spokesman declined to comment and no one was immediately available to comment from the McCartney camp, reports Reuters.