Nigel Shepherd addresses Resolution annual conference
Nigel Shepherd has used his first speech in the role to issue a rallying cry for family lawyers to continue to call for no fault divorce.Speaking to 400 family lawyers at Resolution's annual conference in Gateshead, Mr Shepherd said "it's wrong – and actually bordering on cruel – to say to couples: if you want to move on with your lives…. one of you has to blame the other."It is the latest in a growing number of calls from Resolution for reform to divorce law to allow for no fault divorce. Earlier this year Resolution's outgoing chair Jo Edwards wrote to the Prime Minister asking for a commitment towards no fault divorce to be made in the upcoming Queen's Speech.