The judgment on the Owens v Owens case has been handed down at the Supreme Court and has unanimously dismissed Mrs Owens appeal and said she must remain married to her estranged husband, for the time being.
Graham Coy, Partner at our London Chancery Lane office has been watching this case in detail and shares his initial thoughts…
“The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Mrs Owens appeal and said she must remain married to her estranged husband for the time being.
This will be devastating news for Mrs Owens and it puts the law back 40 years. Politicians can no longer justify inaction on their part and must introduce no-fault divorce without delay. The marriage is over as the Court of Appeal found but Mrs Owens cannot get divorced. We urgently need reform – this situation is farcical.”
You can read the full judgment here