Examination of Witnesses

Part of Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 2nd July 2019.

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Professor Trinder:

They are very similar. It is also worth noting that the divorce rate between England, Wales and Scotland is almost identical, yet we have 60% fault, while Scotland has 6% to 7%. Fault is not influencing the divorce rate at all. That makes sense because divorces are granted in England and Wales and, with the exception of Mrs Owens, fault is not a barrier at all.