Khoo Kay Peng and his estranged wife, former beauty queen Pauline Chai, are involved in a long-running and bitter dispute.
As an experienced family lawyer I can say will all confidence that a legal bill of over £5m does tend to indicate that the issues in the case were not identified and managed by the court at an early enough stage.
I wonder whether they considered trying to settle this out of court using mediation or arbitration which would have cost a fraction of the legal fees!
The pair, who both come from Malaysia, have been embroiled in divorce court litigation for more than two years. They cannot agree whether decisions about who should get what ought to be made in English or Malaysian courts.