Woman sues lawyers for not telling her a ‘divorce would end her marriage’

by Oge Okonkwo

Divorce

A British woman, Jane Mulchay attempted to sue her lawyers for ‘professional negligence’. She claimed they failed to explain to her that getting a divorce would crash her marriage.

Mulchay, a Roman Catholic said her lawyers should have explained properly that a divorce would nullify her marriage and they failed to take her faith into consideration when they made her agree to the divorce instead of recommending a separation .

Daily Mail reports:

Her claims, which were made against two separate firms of solicitors, had already been rejected by the court, but Ms Mulcahy sunbequently appealed against the dismissal of certain aspects of the case.

The presiding judge, Lord Justice Briggs said: ‘The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy’s many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage…

‘…either in terms of the alternative of judicial separation, or about the impossibility of pursuing divorce proceedings to a clean break settlement, without thereby inevitably bringing about the final termination of her marriage, which she wished to avoid.’

Her case was rejected by the court. 

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