27 January 2014
The defence of marital coercion, used unsuccessfully last year by the ex-wife of former cabinet minister Chris Huhne, is to be abolished, the government said last week.
The change follows an amendment to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.
Strasbourg court finds that police and courts failed to carry out a balancing exercise on article 8 and 10 rights.
Reform ‘may be required’ in face of competition from overseas jurisdictions.
Commission encourages the market to anticipate and cater for potential uncertainties around self-executing contracts.
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