New briefing for Lords Report Stage – amendment by amendment analysis

A quick briefing note on the research evidence for the new amendments being debated at Report stage in the Lords on 17th March 2020. The amendments include an attempt to reintroduce fault and separation periods. I’ve looked at each one and, leaving aside the amendment on Henry VIII powers by Lord Keen, none are consistent with the research evidence from studies from the 1970s, 80s and 90s and the Finding Fault study. Let’s hope that the Bill continues unamended in its present form, as indeed it did in the Commons last year.

Apologies that the briefing is not up to the same production standards as the last one. Time was against us!


New Finding Fault amendment-by-amendment briefing for the Lords Committee Stage

We have produced a new briefing on the research evidence on each of the amendments tabled for the Committee Stage of the Divorce Bill on 3rd March 2012.

The Briefing looks at the research evidence (or lack thereof) for amendments on:

  • Divorce stages (Amendment 1)
  • Children and divorce (Amendments 2 & 14)
  • Information (Amendment 3)
  • Length of the minimum period (Amendment 4)
  • Defining the start of proceedings (Amendments 5 & 15)
  • Henry VIII powers (Amendments 6 & 16)
  • Bar on financial provision proceedings (Amendment 7)
  • Minimum period for service (Amendments 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17 & 18)
  • Consent (Amendment 10)
  • Reporting on the impact of law reform (Amendment 19)
  • Review of financial remedies law (Amendment 20)
  • Funding for marriage support services (Amendment 21)