An ‘unhappy marriage’ is not valid reason for a divorce says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has in a recent ruling made an assessment of the right to divorce of a woman called Tini Owens, who, following 40 years as a married woman, needed to separate from her spouse in light of the fact that the marriage was a troubled one for her. Having heard the case, that had been elevated up the legal scale, the Supreme Court itself decided that a ‘troubled marriage’ isn’t reason enough for a legal separation.

In given the verdict they have publicly expressed that this specific issue would require new legislation to come into effect before it is seen as valid grounds for divorce, as it isn’t actually for the courts to adjust the legal justification for a separation, only to bring a fair interpretation of them and apply them as such.

This is of interest to legal experts around the world, from solicitors in Skelmersdale through to any other part of the UK, as decisions that are given by legal bodies such as the US Supreme Court are always points of discussion in legal circles. What will happen next remains to be seen, as it would certainly be a landmark ruling if Mrs. Owens’ legal team was able to bring about a change in the law?

In the case itself, Mrs. Owens had started the separation procedures a number of months back, but her significant other had declined to agree to the separation. Presiding on the case, Lord Wilson noted in his judgment that Mrs. Owens would have the capacity to separate in 2020 when the couple will have been apart for long enough to qualify for a legal separation without a specific case of proof of blame.

Be that as it may, at this stage it isn’t inside the court’s forces to allow ‘no blame’ separations. This case has, of course, raised the much-debated issue of ‘no blame separations’ again and there are varying views in the legal world on whether the present law is fit for current society. There are these types of legal discussions all over the world with solicitors in Skelmersdale engaging in discussion and many other legal professionals around the UK doing likewise.

It is conceivable that divorce petitions will see much more elaborate and creative explanations behind seeking legal separation with a specific end goal to keep away from the separation not being conceded. That said, the legal authorities may soon choose to enact on the issue. Given the restricted administrative timetable and the unstable position that such legal adjustments can often end up in.

It is very unlikely, in the here and now at any rate, that the law around this legal issue will be amended at any point in the near future.Marital separation and the various money-related issues can be a complex region to explore, so you should definitely enlist expert legal help if you find yourself facing such a situation.

Hugo Lloris sentenced for drink driving.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has communicated his thoughts on the recent news and court verdict of Hugo Lloris’ drink driving problems. The current Spurs supervisor would not uncover exactly what penalties the club had set up for Lloris after he confessed at Westminster Magistrates court on Wednesday and was fined £50,000 and in addition prohibited from driving for 20 months.

Lloris is currently not fit and missed the visit of Liverpool to Wembley on Saturday, yet the French World Cup champion will continue the club captaincy when he returns. Represented by one of the UK’s leading drink driving lawyer services, Lloris knew there was no chance of avoiding serious penalty for his offence, a fact that his manager commented on in detail as he reflected on the event.

Pochettino said: “He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake. Of course any woman, man, person can make a mistake. Of course, [it’s] lucky there was no consequence. That is important. And of course now it is a massive lesson for him, a life lesson. Because he is a clever man he can learn and now he is going to move on. He apologised to everyone. The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said, ‘Any decision that you take gaffer or the club I think is fair’.”

“Of course we have a conversation and he explained what happened. But I don’t want to say more as I don’t want to say nothing more that will help no one. He plead guilty and that is it. Like a man you need to recognise your mistake and then look… the problem was that he was guilty and he made a mistake. Every club has the right to explain what they want. For us you didn’t know but all the things in the past four years that happened has been private and I think that we needed to deal with privately.”

Pochettino said that Lloris, 31, had communicated true remorse at his conviction for the offence on Aug 24 and will now have a period on the sidelines with what the club say is thigh damage maintained in the contest with Manchester United three days after the driving offence happened. Pochettino said he was very happy that nobody was harmed by Lloris, who was halted at 2am on the Friday morning driving his Porsche Panamera in a strange manner as he approached a line of static cars having run a red light just previously.

Thinking about the points of interest uncovered in court by both the prosecution and his drink driving lawyer around Lloris, including the degree of his drinking and that he had been sick in his automobile, Pochettino said that the player had been open about his conduct on the night being referred to, and had acknowledged how disappointed he was in his actions and lack of control.

“You learn that today football is not only what happens on the pitch, it’s many things that happen around,” he said. “We need to be ready to deal with all these situations that in the end affect the result on the pitch. And of course it’s more complicated today to be a manager than 20 or 30 years ago.”

UK Government Agree Major Settlement In IT Contract Dispute


The UK Government has agreed to pay a major settlement of National Programme for IT with Fujitsu. According to what HSJ can reveal, the dispute of a £700m has been resolved. The hundreds of millions to be paid after an agreement in principle shows a major step towards a final settlement of the decade-long dispute. For 10 years, the Legal row has hung over the Department of Health and Social Care.

HSJ has been informed about the agreement on a settlement between the government’s DHSC and the technology giant. The final settlement, however, has been held up due to a related legal dispute between Fujitsu and another NPfIT era IT supplier. According to what the HSJ has been told, the final payment to be paid by the Department of Health and Social Care as agreed is in hundreds of millions of pounds.

There was a £10bn programme put in place to digitise the NHS which failed to meet most of its aims. The public accounts committee described the programme as “one of the worst and most expensive contracting fiascos in the history of the public sector”.

The news about the settlement came in just a few days after Matt Hancock, the new health and social care secretary announced to an audience that the NHS would no longer get into large, long-term IT contracts. Hancock accused some suppliers of the services of taking advantage of the service.

Since 2008 the two parties have been in a legal dispute involving settlement agreement solicitors. This was after the DHSC terminated a £896m contract with Fujitsu of running a large chunk of the National Programme for IT to cover most of the south of England. Previous reports claim that Fujitsu which has been seeking £700m from the DHSC was only ever paid £151 under the original contract.

What the HSJ revealed in January showed that the DHSC had already paid Fujitsu at least £65m in October 2017 as part of the settlement. The DHSC in addition also spent tens of millions of pounds to settlement agreement solicitors in the 10 years they have been in a legal brawl with the technology giant. The Department of Health and Social Care public records have since been tampered with to erase references to payments to Fujitsu.

When approached by HSJ, both the DHSC and Fujitsu refused to comment citing legal confidentiality. According to Fujitsu’s group last publicly available accounts for 2016-17, the company expected the disputed matter to be fully settled by a deadline of April 2018.

To extricate the government from the IT programme contracts, the DHSC struck a deal in 2012 and is now paying a former major NPfIT contractor, CSC, which is now part of DXC Technologies tens of millions of pounds in addition to the Fujitsu settlement.