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!