The Government has put its plans to remove fault from the divorce process on a legislative footing as justice secretary David Gauke pledged to end unnecessary 'mudslinging'. The Lord Chancellor said he was proud to introduce the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill to the House of Commons yesterday.

The bill will replace the requirement to evidence conduct or separation 'fact' with the provision of a statement of irretrievable breakdown. The possibility of contesting the decision to divorce will be removed. The court will be able to make a conditional order after 20 weeks has passed from the start of proceedings.

Hannah Field appears in The Law Society Gazette saying cross-party support for the reforms was a 'hugely positive step'.

Divorce bill to end 'unnecessary mudslinging' unveiled is available to read via The Law Society website. 

Hannah is a partner and head of the family law team in Kingston. Hannah is renowned for her empathetic but practical approach to cases. She is conscious to ensure her clients' needs are met at the same time as managing their expectations.