Yesterday the Supreme Court announced its eagerly awaited judgment in the Owens v Owens case which unanimously dismissed Mrs Owens appeal and said she must remain married to her estranged husband, for the time being.
In fact, Mrs Owens must remain married until 2020 and will then have to start divorce proceedings again.
The ruling was met with widespread disappointment from the family law profession and the case dominated the headlines.
Voicing his objections, Graham Coy, a partner at Stowe Family Law’s London Chancery Lane office, joined the debate on the BBC.
With 8 interviews in just over an hour, Graham discussed the case on:
BBC Radio Cumbria
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Three Counties Radio (Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire)
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
BBC Radio Oxford
BBC Radio Stoke
BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester
BBC Radio York
You can hear his interview on Radio Wales here (he is on an hour and twenty-five minutes in).
Phoebe Turner, Managing Partner at London Victoria office also joined the debate on Radio London. You can hear her interview here (she is on about two hours and nineteen minutes in).
Despite the appeal being rejected, the case has shone an even brighter spotlight on the call for a reform of England’s divorce laws from the legal profession and the general public.
The campaign for the introduction of no-fault divorce continues.