Collett (otherwise Sakazova) v Collett [1967] 3 W.L.R. 280

Law of Nullity

Collett (otherwise Sakazova) v Collett [1967] 3 W.L.R. 280 is a Family Law case concerning the Law of Nullity.

Facts: The relationship between H and W broken down. As a result, W petitioned for nullity of the marriage. The ceremony complied with s.8 of the Foreign Marriage Act 1892. However, sections 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9 of the 1892 Act were not complied with. 
 
Issue: Whether the petition was granted.
 
Held: In Collett v Collett, the court refused to grant the petition and held that the requirements contained in sections 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9 were only “directory” requirements. Therefore, the marriage was valid. 
 

References: [1968] P. 482, [1967] 3 W.L.R. 280, [1967] 2 All E.R. 426, [1967] 4 WLUK 3, (1967) 111 S.J. 294, [1967] C.L.Y. 1876

Read our notes on the Law of Nullity and other cases for more information. 

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