Nullity, Divorce and Judicial Separation

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Course Overview

This course, delivered by barrister, experienced lecturer and part time Deputy District Judge Helen Brandon will provide an overview of the grounds on which parties may divorce, with reference to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA).

This course will be of interest to experienced family law practitioners and fee earners alike and will offer a practical discussion of the relevant periods of separation affecting divorce, judicial separation the grounds on which marriages can be voided or are voidable. The issue of whether nullity is necessary will also be discussed.

This course will consider the following topics:

  • Grounds for Divorce - Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA)
  • Adultery
  • Behaviour – S1(2) (b) MCA 1973
  • Desertion S1(2) (c) MCA 1973
  • 2 Years Separated and Consent S1(2) (d) MCA 1973
  • 5 Years Separated S1(2) (e) MCA 1973
  • If Parties Resume Cohabitation
    • After Adultery
    • After Behaviour
    • Cohabitation and S1(2) (c) – (e)
  • Judicial Separation S17 MCA 1973
  • Nullity
  • Grounds on which Marriage is Voidable S12 MCA 1973
  • Grounds on which a Marriage is Void

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • The course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA)
    • Understand the ground for divorce as defined within MCA 1973
    • Be aware of the criteria for desertion and be able to advise the client accordingly
    • Have considered the issues involved when parties resume co-habitation
    • Be aware of the pros and cons in terms of having a marriage nullified
    • Recognise the ground on which marriage is void and voidable and be able to advise the client accordingly

What is the target audience?

  • This course will be of interest to experienced family law practitioners and fee earners.



About Instructor - Helen Brandon

Helen is a Deputy District Judge with a family ticket and therefore well placed to deal with all areas of family and children law. Called to the Bar in 1993, Helen’s specialises in children law, financial provision, divorce proceedings and personal protection at her practice in Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    17 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60