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William Longrigg quoted by The Independent on the implications of the UK's new divorce laws

William Longrigg has been quoted by The Independent on the implications of the UK's new divorce laws. 

On the changes that will come into force from 6 April, William commented: "We welcome the change. As lawyers, we have been campaigning for it for years. Blame is another hurdle, which is unnecessary and also a bit silly. If they’ve both decided to divorce then why cite blame."

He added: "The court had to be absolutely certain before it could end in divorce. Everything had to be a contest. That all changed in 1973 and then it became much easier to get a divorce and much more of a paper exercise but the fault remained. Other countries can’t believe we still have fault element."

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