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Sinha’s Comments on No-fault Divorce Bill in England and Wales Featured in ‘Financial Times’ and ‘Business Telegraph’

June 12, 2020

London Senior Associate Ruben Sinha was quoted by the Financial Times and Business Telegraph regarding the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill in England and Wales. Currently, in order to start divorce proceedings immediately, one spouse has to allege adultery, unreasonable behavior or desertion. Under the proposed law, divorcing couples will only have to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. In the Financial Times, Ruben said he welcomes the passage of the bill, commenting “having to cite at the outset of proceedings examples of the other party’s behaviour unnecessarily raises the temperature.” He went on to say that the “proposed new law would end the blame game” and hopefully “pave the way for further and much needed reform in other related areas such as the enforceability of pre and postnuptial agreements and the financial rights of cohabiting couples.” The full article was published by the Financial Times on June 12 (subscription required) and June 13 by the Business Telegraph.

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