Divorce Bill flies through committee stage

The Bill was scheduled for two days in committee, but went through in less than one, with no amendments. I was able to give oral evidence to the committee about the Finding Fault research, alongside Rights of Women, Relate, Resolution and the Law Society. The transcript of the morning oral evidence session and the committee’s afternoon session is here.

Now onwards to the Report stage asap. Everyone is conscious that this is a unique window of opportunity to get this long overdue reform passed, but that the political uncertainty means that speed is essential.

Tripped across Parliament Square after the evidence session to have coffee in the Supreme Court cafe with Matt Bryant and Nigel Shepherd from Resolution. Fitting given Lady Hale’s key role in the 1990 Law Commission report that led to no-fault divorce reform of the Family Law Act 1996.



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