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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Jens Scherpe research published by Nuffield Foundation: 'Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions'The Nuffield Foundation, an independent charitable trust funding research & student programmes to advance educational opportunity & social well-being, has today published a report drafted by the Faculty's Dr Jens Scherpe and Professor Liz Trinder (Professor of Socio-legal Studies at the University of Exeter Law School).

The report 'Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions' presents the findings from a Nuffield-funded project to explore the legal and procedural details of the divorce process in eight selected jurisdictions. This brief comparative analysis was conducted to inform policy debates about how the law in England and Wales might be reformed in practice. Its findings offer clear support for the reform proposals by the Ministry of Justice presented in the consultation paper 'Reducing family conflict – Reform of the legal requirements for divorce'.

The report, and the three earlier ones from the Finding Fault series, are available to download from the Nuffield website.


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