Disgust and disappointment at Supreme Court divorce ruling

Partner and Head of family at SA Law, Marilyn Bell comments in The Times on the Owens v Owens case.

The UK's highest court dismissed Tini Owens's appeal to divorce her husband. She must now wait another two years before she can divorce him, without consent, on the basis of being apart for five years. 

Marilyn Bell, alongside other notable lawyers, react in this piece by Frances Gibb in The Times on the recent ruling which has divided opinion. 

Marilyn said "it has left lawyers felling very uncomfortable." and that "It isn't good news for Mrs Owens, but it should significantly increase the pressure for a no-fault divorce." 

To read the full article in The Times, click here, please bear in mind there's a paywall.

See our related article 'Has the time come for a no-fault divorce?'


If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or a Family law matter, please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn Bell on 01727 798066 or 07725 372256. 

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