HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc86-7W
Mr. S. Silverman

asked the Attorney-General whether solicitors will be given right of audience in undefended divorce cases tried before county court judges.

The Attorney-General

The Denning Committee on Procedure in Matrimonial Causes recommended, affirming the views of the Royal Commission of 1912, that undefended divorce cases should continue to be determined by the Superior Courts of the country, and their recommendations in this regard have been adopted by the Government. The county court judges are accordingly exercising jurisdiction in Matrimonial Causes as Special Commissioners of the High Court, and the usual rule reserving the right of audience to members of the Bar applies.