It has been relatively rare in recent times to come across a case where a claimant has not succeeded, and particularly where they have been punished so punitively for brining the claim.
When considered in light of the Ilot case, this is in many ways a refreshing return to the 'norm'
A Berkshire woman who lost her legal challenge to her natural father's will may have to pay legal costs far higher than the amount she was left in the will. Chloe Brennan is the illegitimate daughter of Francois Devillebichot, and is his only issue. Her father died in March 2011, when it emerged that two weeks earlier he had executed a will leaving the bulk of his GBP630,000 estate to his four siblings. He left Chloe a legacy of GBP100,000.