‘Di­vorce ends mar­riage’ fail

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A FIRM of lawyers was sued by a woman who claimed they had not ad­vised her that get­ting di­vorced would end her mar­riage.

The woman said her Ro­man Catholic faith meant she could not break the sanc­tity of mar­riage, de­spite agree­ing to di­vorce terms with her for­mer hus­band.

Judges sit­ting in Liver­pool threw out the claim, and or­dered the woman to pay £35,000 in le­gal costs.

They said her claim that her Asperger syn­drome af­flic­tion – of­ten con­sid­ered a mild form of autism – could not be taken into ac­count.

Lord Jus­tice Hughes ruled: “I do not have the slight­est doubt that there is no prospect of suc­ceed­ing in this court.”

Leave to ap­peal was also dis­missed.

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