RICH PICKINGS: Battle of wills

News that Richard Pratt's former mistress is contesting the late billionaire's will is a reminder that death, plus money, plus children, plus spouses, plus mistresses, often equates to long, expensive and ugly legal stoushes. Here are some of the nastiest.

Just over a year has passed since paper and packaging billionaire Richard Pratt passed away, but his ability to generate headlines has not faded.

Last week it emerged that Pratt’s former mistress, Shari Lea Hitchcock, with whom Pratt had a daughter named Paula, launched legal action in the New South Wales Supreme Court to contest Pratt’s will.

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