It is good to see that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was included in this week's queen's speech and put back on the government's legislative agenda. 

The bill provides for couples to divorce without having to have been separated for two years or having to establish adultery or unreasonable behaviour, as they do at present. It was introduced to parliament by Theresa May's government before her resignation, but halted by her successor Boris Johnson's unlawful prorogation of parliament last month. Its progress through parliament will now have to start again from scratch. 

The bill will probably face further delay and disruption, because it is extremely unlikely to be passed before parliament is dissolved again for a general election, which looks set to happen within the next few months. Whatever the composition of the new government after that, family lawyers will be waiting to see whether the bill makes it into the next queen's speech.