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When I suspected my wife was having an affair, in desperation I had my home ‘phone bugged and gained proof of it. My solicitor said this was permissible under the circumstances, but I’ve since found out that there may be strict rules governing whether this type of evidence is admissible in court. Can you advise?

Your tape may well be admissible in court, as long as both sides agree that it is genuine and relevant and the judge was prepared to listen to it. But this would only be necessary if your wife chose to defend the divorce, or denied adultery and you were unable to cite other grounds, for example unreasonable behaviour. My feeling is that your wife’s solicitors would advise her to agree to a divorce and avoid the humiliation.

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