A high court judge has described a couple who have racked up nearly £2 million in legal costs fighting over their £6 million fortune as having 'completely lost touch with reality'. Mr Justice Holman told Barbara Cooke and Michael Parker that their case was 'a scandalous waste of court time' and that they were 'heading for catastrophe'. 

Whatever level of wealth a couple has, it is always sad to see things become this acrimonious. At Freeths, we always explore all of the options for resolving disputes without going to court at all, which should always be a last resort.