Removing fault from online proceedings could ease the courts’ administrative burden and lower costs

Be brave and introduce ‘no fault’ divorce, family lawyers have told the government, twenty years after it was first legislated for – and then shelved – by parliament. The long-running debate over whether blame should be removed from the divorce process is reaching boiling point and those at the coalface are calling for change.

‘It’s just a battle that government doesn’t appear to have the will to take it on,’ Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution and head of family law at Mills & Reeve, told Solicitors Journal. ‘Political bravery to tackle it is lacking because of a fear it will cause a big stir among certain parts of the...

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