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Common defects of the Divorce Bill and Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 2016-17

Thompson, Sharon ORCID: and Sandberg, Russell ORCID: 2017. Common defects of the Divorce Bill and Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 2016-17. Family Law 47 (April) , pp. 425-451.

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The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill 2016-17 and Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 2016-17 share several commonalities. Both are Private Members Bills currently before Parliament that have been introduced repeatedly in the House of Lords. Both had a second reading debate on the same day (27th January 2017). Both were received favourably by the Lords and passed to Committee stage. And most importantly, when both Bills were debated, research findings as to the consequences the proposed legislation would have on Family Law in England and Wales was largely unacknowledged. In this article, we discuss what was not considered but should have been in each of the Lords’ Second Reading debates and the implications of these omissions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Acceptance
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Jordan Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 0014-7281
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 1 March 2017
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2022 11:58

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