The Solicitors Journal reports this afternoon that the expected appeal has now been lodged in the Supreme Court on behalf of Mrs Tini Owens. Chairman of the FLBA and Counsel for the long-suffering Mrs Owens, Philip Marshall QC is now putting matters into the hands of the country's highest court.

Widely covered by the media, this case has brought into sharp relief the anachronistic state of the current divorce law in this country. With a vast proportion of family lawyers, judiciary, legal academics and of course would-be divorcees alike calling for a move to no-fault divorce, this may finally be an opportunity, as Philip Marshall says "to review the old case law and find a workable solution which is both intellectually honest and better reflects modern thinking and social attitudes".

One very definitely to watch...