Lord Wilson of Culworth has given his backing to prenuptial agreements but suggested the current law on divorce might be ‘inappropriately intrusive’ into the financial affairs of married couples and civil partners.

‘We have now reached the stage in which, if acting with appropriate care and understanding, parties should be allowed to elect the sort of marriage which they want,’ the Supreme Court justice told law students at the University of Bristol this week.

Lord Wilson said the public status of...

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