The courts do not take the decision lightly to jail someone for contempt of a court order but Mr Hart chose repeatedly not to comply with court orders.
In 2015 Mrs Hart was awarded £3.5 million of the couples total £9.375 million wealth. Mr Hart was ordered to transfer his shared in a company to her. This should have been a simple task but her ex-husband did his utmost to make it difficult. Mrs Hart therefore had to apply to the court to enforce the terms of the order.
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An 83-year-old businessman has been jailed for 14 months for 'serious contempt' after his ex-wife was awarded £3.5m in their divorce settlement. His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, in sentencing remarks published yesterday, said John Ralph Hart 'is a man who has received repeated warnings already that he must comply with court orders and he has chosen, repeatedly, not to do so'.