The Justice Secretary, David Gauke, has committed the government to reforming divorce law through legislation in the next Parliamentary session, which starts in May.
Alex Carruthers commented:
“The move to change the antiquated divorce laws, removing the fault-based system, is a step that almost all the profession welcomes. Arguments about who caused the breakdown of the relationship are not ones that should be aired in the courts through lawyers. There are much more important legal issues that need resolving when parties separate.”