Married Womens Status Act 1957’

Wife’s antenuptial debts and liabilities.


10.A woman after her marriage shall continue to be liable for all debts contracted and all contracts entered into or torts committed by her before her marriage, including any sums for which she may be liable as contributory, either before or after she has been placed on the list of contributories under and by virtue of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, and she may be sued for any such debt and for any liability in damages or otherwise under any such contract or in respect of any such tort.


Modifications (not altering text):


Companies (Consolidation) Act 1908 was repealed (1.04.1964) by Companies Act 1963 (33/1963), s. 3 and sch. 12, S.I. No. 41 of 1964, subject to the continued application of similar provisions in the new legislation by subs. (5).

Repeal and savings.

3.—(1) The enactments mentioned in the Twelfth Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.


(5) Subject to the provisions of subsection (4), any document referring to any former enactment relating to companies shall be construed as referring to the corresponding enactment of this Act.