In the recent case of Veluppillai v Veluppillai [2015] EWHC 3095 (Fam) the husband, a litigant in person, was heavily criticised for litigation misconduct by Justice Mostyn and a costs order of almost £150,000 was made against him. In the 3 years since litigation had begun there had been 30 hearings and 4 appeals mounted by the husband. This case involves a very extreme set of circumstances however, no doubt this decision will be welcomed by many family practitioners who are increasingly faced with some very difficult and hostile litigants in person who serve to push up costs, prolonging matters and causing great frustration to all involved.