Debra Burton who specialises in Contentious Probate, shares her thoughts:

" Contentious Probate Law does not seem to stay still very long at the moment. Following on from the successful appeal in Ilott v Mitson, now another claimant has challenged the initial decision that as the ex husband of a beneficiary, he did not have legal standing to challenge the validity of the will which defeated his divorce settlement. As the most the ex husband could hope to achieve would be £75,000, it seems that this claim may now have become more about who should foot the very hefty costs bill rather than the validity or otherwise of the deceased’s will."