26 Jul 2018
Alex Carruthers comments in The Financial Times on the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant Tini Owens a divorce
A woman has been told she must stay in her ‘loveless’ marriage to her husband of 40 years after judges refused to grant her a divorce.
Tini Owens lost her Supreme Court fight after five justices ruled that she must stay married to Hugh Owens. Lawyers had said the case could have set a precedent for a so-called ‘no-fault divorce’ had judges sided with Mrs Owens.
Alex Carruthers commented:
“This is an extremely unfair situation. The judges were constrained by laws made almost 50 years ago which are no longer fit for purpose.
“The clamour in the legal profession for reform of our arcane divorce laws and the introduction of no-fault divorces is now deafening.”
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