The divorce has finally come through...
New Order (Credit: Nick Wilson)

New Order have announced a full and final settlement with Peter Hook.

The bass player departed the band in 2007, and since then relationships between the two parties have been acrimonious.

Debate has raged on whether New Order could continue under that name, or whether Peter Hook was able to take the band's material out on the road.

A new statement from New Order confirms that the divorce has finally come through, with a full settlement being reached.

It reads: "New Order announce that today, a full and final settlement has been reached in the long running disputes with their former bassist Peter Hook."

"The disputes were based upon Hook's use of various New Order and Joy Division assets on merchandising and in the promotion of shows by his new band, and the amount of money he receives from the use of the name New Order by his former colleagues since 2011."

"The Joy Division and New Order names mean a great deal to so many of the fans, and the band felt it important to protect the legacy. With these issues now dealt with, Bernard, Stephen and Gillian can continue to do what they do best, make music and perform live."

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