The day has (almost) arrived. 

Tomorrow, Supreme Court judges including newly-appointed President Lady Hale will determine the matter of Owens v Owens; the result of which  has the potential to lead to an extensive overhaul of current divorce laws in England and Wales.

Nearly 30 years ago, The Law Commission recommended that we adopt a "no fault" divorce regime, a stance that has recently been publicly supported by Lady Hale. Such a suggestion would not be perceived as outlandish in light of the fact that most countries which have a law analogous to our system have made the switch to a "no fault" system: Australia, New Zealand and Ireland to name a few. 

However, in light of Lady Hale's recent statement that "It is not the job of the courts to legislate - only Parliament can do that. Our job is to interpret law that Parliament has given up. This is definitely not a vehicle for introducing...reforms" it regrettably seems unlikely that the Supreme Court will find otherwise.

By no means do we profess to be fortunetellers, so keep an eye on our family blog to see what our family team make of the decision... whatever it may be!