The long-running case involving Heather Ilott and a number of animal charities was heard in the highest court in the land this week. Hot on the heels of last week's Brexit hearing, the Supreme Court judges had to wrestle with the concepts of testamentary freedom, lifestyle choices and the significance (or otherwise) of a testator's decision to disinherit a child.

We were sat in the hearing and it was fascinating to hear the various arguments that were put forward. This is undoubtedly an important case, but I'm not expecting it to open the floodgates to large numbers of claims by adult children. Indeed, the Court of Appeal decision hasn't, in my experience, had that effect. I think in the end the decision will probably only impact a fairly narrow set of circumstances!