“ The Family Law Team at Tilly Bailey & Irvine fully supports Resolution’s lobbying of Parliament for what is a long overdue change in the divorce laws.
When couples recognise that their marriage is over, then they should be able to bring their marriage to an end without one party having to apportion fault or blame upon the other to be able to get their divorce.”
Partner, Brian Farrell
The Government will come under increasing pressure to introduce ‘No Fault Divorce’ today (Wednesday 30 November), as 150 family lawyers come to Parliament to meet with MPs and Peers on the subject. The major lobby of Parliament is being organised by Resolution, who represent 6,500 family justice professionals who are committed to supporting couples to reach non-confrontational resolutions to family disputes. The organisation says that the current legal requirements often result in one of the couple having to attribute fault even when they don’t want to, leading to unnecessary hostility and arguments. Resolution’s call for no fault divorce is supported by, among others, the most senior family judge in the country; the deputy president of the Supreme Court; the Family Mediation Task Force, and Relate.