Prenuptial law could lead to Irish weddings in Britain

Proposals to make prenuptial agreements binding under English law could lead to Irish couples being advised to marry in England, according to a leading family law solicitor.

27th November, 2004

Proposals to make prenuptial agreements binding under English law could lead to Irish couples being advised to marry in England, according to a leading family law solicitor.

The Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA),which represents more than 5,000 solicitors in England and Wales, last week recommended to the British government that prenuptial agreements be made legally binding and enforceable, except where that would cause “significant injustice'‘.

Hitherto, the English courts have held that such...

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