In her recent article for Solicitors Journal, Joanna Abrahams looks closely at the laws around annulment, which is also known as nullity.

An annulment can be applied for one of two grounds: that the marriage was never legally valid or that it was valid but was voidable.

One of the reasons a marriage might be voidable is non-consummation. But this particular ground for annulment is notable for one reason: it does not apply to same sex couples.

Within her piece Joanna argues that this omission represents a glaring oversight in the law that cannot be justified.

You can read Joanna’s full article on Solicitors Journal. (Subscription required)