23rd Apr 2024

Hannah Greene featured in Spear’s article “‘Computer says no’ divorce case divides family lawyers”

Hannah Greene featured in Spear’s article “‘Computer says no’ divorce case divides family lawyers”.

 

FLiP Senior Associate Hannah Greene was featured in the Spear’s article “Computer says no” divorce case divides family lawyers (16 April 2024).

Commenting on the Family Court’s refusal to withdraw a divorce order made following a mistake by the applicant party’s law firm, Hannah Greene commented:

“The court is able to make clerical errors and then clear them up, that courtesy wasn’t extended to the member of staff who made the order. The general industry view was slightly shocked because you shouldn’t be able to get divorced that easily.”

The consensus in the industry also appears to be that the online portal operated by the Family Courts to manage divorce applications needs to be reviewed to ensure that such a mistake could not so easily be made again.

You can read the full article here.

Hannah Greene is a Senior Associate at Family Law in Partnership. Hannah advises on all aspects of divorce and cohabitation, including financial and children matters, and on relationship agreements including pre nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Find out more about Hannah here.

For expert legal advice, contact Hannah Greene, or any of our leading divorce and family lawyers at E: hello@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000.