Divorce in UK Law

  • Ladd v Marshall
    • Court of Appeal
    • 29 Nov 1954
    ......The hearing was on the 12th March of this year. On the previous day Mrs Marshall had filed a petition for divorce against her husband on the ground of his adultery. She was called into the witness box and this is what she said: “Excuse me, my Lord, I ......
  • Watt (or Thomas) v Thomas
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Mar 1947
    ...... Lord Stevenson) reversing the decision of the Lord Ordinary (Lord Patrick), who refused to grant to the Respondent, the husband, a decree of divorce on the ground of his wife's cruelty. The main ground for this reversal was that the members of the Court of Session took a different view from that ......
  • Gosling v Gosling
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 Feb 1967
    ...... . 3 Armed with this confession statement the wife presented a petition for divorce dated the 20th March 1964, but not filed till the 12th May of that year. On the 2nd September 1964 the husband obtained a legal aid certificate for ......
  • Calderbank v Calderbank
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 05 Jun 1975
    ...... Lord Justice Cairns . Lord Justice Scarman . Sir Gordon Willmer . . In the Matter of an Application For Ancillary Relief in the Divorce Suit . Between Jacqueline Anne Calderbank (Now Richardson) Petitioner/Appellant and John Thomas Calderbank ......
  • White v White
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Oct 2000
    ...... 1 Divorce creates many problems. One question always arises. It concerns how the property of the husband and wife should be divided and whether one of them ......
  • Miller v Miller (Short Marriage: Clean break)
    • House of Lords
    • 24 May 2006
    ...... 1 These two appeals concern that most intractable of problems: how to achieve fairness in the division of property following a divorce. In White v White [2001] 1 AC 596 your Lordships' House sought to assist judges who have the difficult task of exercising the wide discretionary ......
  • Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd
    • Supreme Court
    • 12 Jun 2013
    ...... 1 This appeal arises out of proceedings for ancillary relief following a divorce. The principal parties before the judge, Moylan J, were Michael and Yasmin Prest. He was born in Nigeria and she in England. Both have dual Nigerian ......
  • Thoday v Thoday
    • Court of Appeal
    • 19 Dic 1963
    ...... by Mr Registrar Russell a nd struck out certain paragraphs of the Answer filed on behalf of a wife in a suit instited by her husband for divorce on the ground of desertion. The two paragraphs in question were paragraphs which raised, first, a plea of just cause for the separation, and ......
  • Wachtel v Wachtel
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Feb 1973
    ......The husband is a dentist in good practice. On 31st March, 1972, there left the home. On 21st July, 1972, there was a divorce on the ground that the marriage had irretrievably broken down. In consequence many things have to be settled. The parties have made arrangements or ......
  • Gooday v Gooday
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 16 Jul 1968
    ......2 This is an appeal by leave of the learned judge from an order which he made upon the dismissal of the divorce petition by a legally aided wife whereby he ordered that the petitioner should pay £200 towards the respondent's costs, that £50 of that sum should ......
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