Charles Villiers, 57, who is related to the Duchess of Cornwall, accused his wife Emma of ‘divorce tourism’.
Emma pursued a financial settlement in England, where the courts are perceived as being more generous to wives, instead of in Scotland where their divorce is being ruled on.
In July, five Supreme Court justices ruled by a majority of three to two that Mrs Villiers could pursue her claim in England.
Legal experts have now warned that this could ‘green light’ divorce tourism and could also impact divorce rules post-Brexit.
It also suggests that couples will be able to divorce in one location, such as Scotland, while maintenance and decisions on assets are made in another place, England in this case.
Caroline Holley, Family Partner at Farrer & Co, said: ‘The Supreme Court decision in Mrs Villiers’ favour gives the green light to so-called ‘divorce tourists’.
‘The door to the English court remains firmly open to those wanting to bring financial claims in England upon a divorce.
‘Mrs Villiers’ victory has reinforced England’s title as the divorce capital of the world.’
William Longrigg, Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, told MailOnline: ‘The Supreme Court has drawn the battle lines today by distinguishing between proceedings for divorce and for maintenance.
‘Whilst the Villiers’ divorce will proceed in Scotland, the English courts will continue to consider the wife’s claims for maintenance.
‘An English Court is likely to be far more generous than a Scottish court with regard to maintenance.
‘In Scotland Mrs Villiers may have been limited to a maximum of three years continuing support from Mr Villiers but in England the court has the discretion to make a more far-reaching order that will continue for as long as the court deems appropriate.
‘This leaves the door open for proceedings in two jurisdictions and demonstrates the interplay between Scottish and English Courts.’