A married woman shall in accordance with section 1 of the Married Women’s Property Act 1882 be capable of acquiring, holding and disposing by Will or otherwise, of any real or personal property as her separate property in the same manner as if she were a feme sole, without the intervention of any trustee.
A married woman shall be capable of entering into and rendering herself liable in respect of and to the extent of her separate property on any contract, and of suing and being sued either in contract or in tort, or otherwise, in all respects as if she were a feme sole, and her husband need not be joined with her as plaintiff or defendant, or be made a party to any action or other legal proceeding brought by or taken against her, and any damages or costs recovered against her in any such action or proceeding shall be payable out of her separate property and not otherwise.
Every contract entered into by a married woman shall be deemed to be a contract entered into by her with respect to and to bind her separate property, unless the contrary be shown.
Every contract entered into by a married woman with respect to and to bind her separate property shall bind not only the separate property which she is possessed of or entitled to at the date of the contract, but also all separate property which she may thereafter acquire.
Every married woman carrying a trade separate from her husband shall in respect of her separate property be subject to the bankruptcy laws in the same way as if she were a feme sole.