Paul McCartney and Heather Mills battle in London’s court

The divorce case of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills is scheduled to return to the Family Court in London on Thursday, but there is no indication whether either will attend or where the hearing will be held.

The hearing is listed discreetly on the daily court lists only by its case number, one of two cases not listed as assigned to a particular judge or courtroom.

News reports say the immediate issue is likely to be the size of Mills' divorce settlement from the wealthy former Beatle. Press speculation has recently put the size of the settlement between 20 million and 50 million pounds (EUR29 million and EUR72 million; US$40 million and US$100 million).

McCartney and Mills, who have a 3-year-old daughter, announced in May of last year that they were splitting after four years of marriage.

They married in June 2002, four years after McCartney's first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer.