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Unpaid fees claim filed against Pierre White's wife

8th February 2012

Matilde White, estranged wife of celebrity television chef Marco Pierre, is the latest high profile figure to have fallen foul of accusations of unpaid legal fees. The London-based commercial and private client law firm Manches LLP are claiming more than £200,000 in fees, interest and compensation against White (who is more commonly known as Mati).

The allegations relate to divorce proceedings dating back to 2007, which ended without resolution last year. A claims form stated that Mati White had agreed on June 8th 2010 to pay the fees in question within two weeks of the date specified in the bill - something she then apparently failed to do. The form also outlined Manches’ right to charge interest from a month after receipt of their invoice.

Representatives at Manches, which has solicitors working on London legal jobs in a wide range of commercial sectors, have said they are unavailable to talk about a case while it is ongoing. White has also declined to comment on the matter.