High Court rules out 28 identical divorce petitions

On 10 September 2021, Mr Justice Moor handed down the judgment Yorston & Ors, Re (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: Improper Petitions) [2021] EWFC 80 concerning 28 petitions to the High Court. In each case, the allegations of unreasonable behaviour were absolutely identical.

The petitions were referred by Deputy District Judge McHardy, the judge who is, on a day-to-day basis, in charge of the Divorce Unit at Bury St Edmunds, to HH Judge Roberts, the lead judge for divorce, who in turn referred them to Mr Justice Moor. He observed: Continue reading