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Family Law ConcentrateLaw Revision and Study Guide

Family Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (5th edn)

Susan Heenan and Anna Heenan
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date: 04 December 2023

p. 182. Nullitylocked

p. 182. Nullitylocked

  • Susan HeenanSusan HeenanVisiting Fellow, University of the West of England Law Tutor, Cardiff University Visiting Lecturer, Exeter University
  •  and Anna HeenanAnna HeenanConsultant, Family Law Practice Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University


Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter, which focuses on nullity as a way of terminating marriage or civil partnership, first explains the difference between nullity and divorce on one hand, and between a void marriage and a non-marriage on the other. It then considers the grounds on which a marriage may be void and voidable in England and Wales under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, as well the grounds on which a civil partnership may be void and voidable under the Civil Partnership Act 2004. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the future of nullity.

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