Leading family solicitor shares her thoughts on Queen’s Speech and no-fault divorce

Posted on Tuesday October 15, 2019

Alison Green at London law firm Mackrell. Turner Garrett has shared her thoughts on what today’s Queen’s Speech may mean for family law and in particular the issue of no-fault divorce.

She said: “It is good to see that the Government has re-committed itself to the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which will allow for the introduction of no-fault divorce.

“Public opinion seems to be very much in favour of this measure, but the uncertainty that the Queen’s Speech brought had raised some questions about whether this Government would deliver on the promises of its predecessor.

“This bill, once approved, will help to reduce the adversarial and acrimonious nature of divorce in England and Wales, so it can’t come soon enough.”