Lawyers for one of former billionaire Sean Quinn's children and his spouse have claimed before the High Court that they are no longer in receipt of living expenses of approximately €9,500 per month.

Sean Quinn Junior and his wife Karen Woods were among members of the Quinn family who in 2012 were allowed living expenses by the Commercial Court after having their accounts frozen below €50m each.  

In a sworn statement, Mr Quinn junior said the payments were stopped as part of "a litigation strategy against us".

He said that the receivers have been working against them in tandem with the bank and not for the purpose they were appointed for. 

The claims are denied.

The living expenses were approved by the High Court following an application that arose in proceedings by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, aimed at protecting up to €500m assets in the Quinn's International Property Group (IPG). 

IBRC claims the Quinns misappropriated assets as part of a scheme to frustrate the bank's efforts to recover loans of up to €2.8 billion against them and they were prepared to dispose of those assets.

As part of its action the bank secured account freezing orders against various members of the Quinn family and orders appointing receivers over their assets, Ireland and worldwide, apart from family homes and certain jointly held accounts.

Mr Quinn did not get any expenses in December, while neither of them got any expenses in January, Mr Justice Brian McGovern heard.

The couple, represented by Ross Aylward, have brought a motion against IBRC and joint receivers appointed over the couple's assets aimed at having the payments restored.

Counsel said the cessation of the payments had caused the couple of Farmleigh Close, Farmleigh Woods Castleknock, Dublin some hardship, particularly around Christmas.

Barry O'Donnell for IBRC and Andrew Fitzpatrick SC for the receivers Declan Taite and Sharon Barrett asked the court for time to respond to claims made by Mr Quinn and his wife.

The judge adjourned the application to later this week.