Silly Season

Some people never know when they're beaten. Like a boxer who's been knocked down twice, John Charman, refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords, is apparently considering getting up again and continuing his quest for a court that will find in his favour. This time he may apply to the court in Bermuda, where he now lives. If he does, I hope the Bermudan court refuses to deal with the matter on the basis that he has already exhausted his remedies in another jurisdiction, so that Mrs Charman can be allowed to get on with her life.

Meanwhile, in America a husband in a divorce case is claiming that he can fire his wife’s lawyer and sign his wife’s name on a contract to sell the couple’s house, because a little-known section of state law says a husband may act as his wife’s attorney or agent. Could lead to some interesting situations!

It's always nice when couples can remain on good terms after divorce, especially where children are involved, but Britney Spears may be taking things a little too far. She is reported to be planning to take her now ex-husband Kevin Federline to Disney World to celebrate their divorce. Perhaps she's just taking the Mickey...

Lastly, Stagecoach bus driver Alan Curran has been threatened with divorce if he drives buses branded "Champions of Champions Liverpool FC". His wife, an avid Evertonian, has told him to refuse or face divorce, but he says if he refuses he could face the sack. Clearly, Mrs Curran is a woman who has her priorities right...

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