The House of Lords’ decision in two high-profile divorce cases last week may tempt discontented spouses of Irish millionaires to consider divorcing in England, where they are almost guaranteed a substantial share of the marital assets.
Under Irish law, the courts are merely required to make ‘proper provision’ for a divorcing spouse, but the Lords’ judgment means that even those in short-lived, childless marriages could expect a handsome payout in the English courts....
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