Resolution welcomes re-introduction of family justice legislation

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The government has announced the re-introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, and the Domestic Abuse Bill, in today’s (19 Dec) Queen’s Speech.

Speaking in response to the announcement, Resolution’s former Chair, and long-time campaigner on no-fault divorce, Nigel Shepherd, said:

“We welcome the confirmation that legislation to provide for no-fault divorce will be re-introduced, as well as the Domestic Abuse Bill.

“Bearing in mind the almost unanimous support for these measures from politicians, public, professionals and the judiciary, the stop-start nature of these Bills thus far has been frustrating for our members and the families they support.

“Our members therefore stand ready to work with MPs, Ministers and officials in order to get these vital reforms over the finish line as soon as possible in 2020.”