Nearly eight million of us tuned in to the explosive final episode of BBC One’s ‘Doctor Foster’ last week.
The five part series has told the startling story of Doctor Gemma Foster’s heartbreak and revenge following her uncovering of her husband’s adultery and the subsequent dramatic breakdown of their marriage.
Gemma breaches a plethora of doctor client confidentiality rules in her quest to reveal the truth – that her property developer husband, Simon, has been having a two-year affair and made pregnant his twenty-three year old girlfriend, Kate.
Gemma decides that she wants to go ahead with a divorce and she instructs a solicitor who advises her to gather information regarding the couple’s finances. She admits that her husband deals with the financial matters and she doesn’t know where they stand financially. Driven to the point of despair, she blackmails Simon’s accountant to obtain information about his finances. In doing this she takes a huge risk. Not only is blackmail a criminal offence under UK law, helping yourself to your spouse’s confidential documents can also amount to a criminal offence that is punishable by a fine or imprisonment. Her digging reveals that not only has Simon been lying to her about his finances and is on the verge of bankruptcy, he has fraudulently forged her signature to re-mortgage the matrimonial home and invested all of her savings in his failing business.
The breakdown of a relationship can be a traumatic experience. At Myerson Solicitors, our expert family law solicitors are experienced in providing you with practical help in obtaining emergency orders to protect your family finances. We also have good links with both personal and relationship counsellors with whom we can put you in touch if needed. If you have experienced a relationship breakdown and require advice on the options open to you, please contact our expert family law solicitors on 0161 941 4000.