Family lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office found the Olympics was good for married couples after divorce enquiries dropped to a summer time low during the two weeks in July and August when the games were on.
The national firm believe it was down to the country’s boosted morale and more families spending time together as Team GB stormed to victory winning a huge 65 medals of which 29 were gold.
Irwin Mitchell, the only law firm in the top 20 with a national network of family lawyers, reported a 30% decrease in divorce enquiries from the same time period last year in the Bristol office, with the firm’s other offices echoing the trend. However, since the closing ceremony finished the case load has increased again.
Alison Hawes, a partner at Irwin Mitchell and family law expert who specialises in divorce claims, said: “It is not unusual for different seasons and national events to impact on divorce enquiries but the 30% drop was the largest we have seen and it was remarkable to see how enquiries bounced back to normal levels after the closing ceremony.
“The four weeks the Euro 2012 Cup was shown was a particularly busy time for us, we believe probably down to clas