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No-fault divorce - a step forward

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On 9 April 2019 the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, announced that the Government would introduce legislation, as soon as possible, to allow married couples to divorce without blaming the other party for the breakdown of the marriage/civil...

Supreme Court Judgment in Owens v Owens published today

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The Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in the long-running case of Owen v Owens. The case concerns a married couple, Mr and Mrs Owens, who were married in 1978. They have two adult children. Mr and Mrs Owens separated...

Social Media and Family Proceedings

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The recent judgment of Mr Justice Holman in the case of Re: T (a Child) [2017] EWFC 19 highlighted the possible benefits of social media within family proceedings. In this particular case, Facebook was used in order to ascertain the whereabouts of a...

No-fault divorce - does it exist?

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It remains a common misconception that it is possible for a married couple or civil partners within the jurisdiction of England and Wales to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences”, as they can...

Wyatt v Vince - the importance of finality

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The long running case involving Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince garnered national attention last year when the case came before the Supreme Court (Wyatt –v- Vince [2015] UKSC 14). The High Court has now delivered a judgement (Wyatt v Vince [2016] EWHC...