We’ve now released a new briefing for peers in advance of the Second Reading debate on the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill on the 5th February.
The short briefing sets the research evidence on why law reform is needed and explains how the current Bill will address those problems fairly and effectively. The main message is that this is a pragmatic reform, that retains what works about the current law, but removes what creates needless conflict and distress. The same Bill proceeded unopposed in the Commons in the last parliament. Well done to the Ministry of Justice for ensuring that the Bill has been brought back so quickly.
Eagle-eyed readers might notice that the briefing is almost identical to the one we produced for MPs prior to Second Reading in the Commons and being studied here by a very dapper Sir Bob Neill MP.