A Woman Sued Her Lawyers Because They Didn't Explain A Divorce Would End Her Marriage

Seeking damages for professional negligence, the British woman argued that the lawyers should have made it clear that a divorce would result in her marriage being terminated.

A British woman attempted to sue her former lawyers for professional negligence, claiming that they failed to advise that finalising divorce proceedings would inevitably cause her marriage to end

The curious case - made against two solicitor firms - had already been rejected by the court, but was revealed in the transcript of a later appeal by the claimant against the dismissal of other aspects of her case.

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The woman claims lawyers failed to advise that finalising divorce proceedings would officially end her marriage

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Jane Mulcahy had argued that the lawyers should have made it clear that a divorce would cause her marriage to be terminated - something which she apparently wanted to avoid.

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She claimed lawyers failed to take into account her faith and should have recommended judicial separation - a step away from full divorce - as an alternative course of action

The allegation was revealed in a subsequent appeal court judgment last month, in which Lord Justice Briggs said:

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"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…"

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Thrown out: Judge Lord Justice Briggs dismissed the case

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“…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.”

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Her case was rejected by the court.

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The curious case follows another bizarre divorce proceeding - a woman who is splitting from her husband over peas

Just one week after getting married, a woman in Kuwait has filed for divorce after discovering her husband prefers to use bread, rather than a fork, to eat peas.

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Traumatised by the 'shocking sight', she said she could no longer live with him, owing to his lack of etiquette.

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The case of the 'shocking' peas, reported in the daily Al Qabas today, is not the only bizarre reason for wanting a divorce in Kuwait.
One woman wanted a divorce because her husband insisted on squeezing the toothpaste tube in the middle and not the end. 'We are always arguing... He is so obstinate,' she said.

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Another woman divorced her husband on their wedding day because the groom had not made the costly arrangements that she had asked for.

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