Making divorce easier

The start of the new year brings good news about changes to the divorce law.  The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was laid before Parliament (again) on Tuesday 7 January. Fingers crossed this will third time lucky. The government... Read more

Pensions on divorce

After two years of investigating, the Pension Advisory Group has published their report which can be found here. This is excellent, a very useful resource, giving much needed advice and making recommendations about how pensions should be dealt with... Read more

No fault divorce

The government has announced they will introduce no fault divorce. This is excellent news. The current law was introduced in the 1960's, and is set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Society has changed hugely since then, but divorce law... Read more

Keeping it in the family; post-nups

Samuel Johnson described second marriages as “a triumph of hope over experience”.  We all know that divorce can be painful and expensive.  Almost one in two marriages fail, which means divorce affects us all.  In recent years London has... Read more

What are the grounds for divorce?

The grounds for divorce have been the same for 50 years, and the world has moved on but the law hasn’t. This means people are often forced to say things in divorce papers that create more arguments. Here at bbl we try and make this as simple as... Read more