London - (Associated Mess): Lawyers acting for Heather Mills McCartney have taken a tough stand in the opening salvo of her divorce negotiations with the stark legal opinion that their client 'hasn't a leg to stand on'.
And while this situation existed before her pre-nup agreement was drawn up, it has been exacerbated by her failure to secure an appropriate transplant as demanded by her husband on their wedding day in 2002.
While some legal experts have branded this sort of matrimonial condition as excessive, others are of the opinion that it is merely a classic symptom of the 'arm and a leg' divorce settlement syndrome currently so prevalent in show-biz break-ups.
But the pre-nup has been branded as a tastless prop, totally unenforceable under British matrimonial law.
The case continues.