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Hazel Wright comments on no fault divorce in Solicitors Journal

  • November 22, 2016
  • By Hunters Law

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.

Hazel Wright, Partner at Lincoln’s Inn law firm Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans comments:

‘Fears of a backlash from the conservative right and the church’ having left the government ‘shy’ to introduce a no fault element. But, she says, the time had come for change.

‘The heavens did not fall when same sex marriages were introduced; on the contrary we were among the leaders in the world to recognise this equality. Demanding that fault be alleged is contrary to all these principles,’ she said. ‘We are moving every further towards autonomy for individuals and stopping the state “enquiring into (wo)men’s souls” is the way forward.’

Read the full article in Solicitors Journal here.

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