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    'Irretrievably broken'? introducing the life-story of the divorce reform act 1969

    Miles, J. and Monk, Daniel and Probert, R. (2022) 'Irretrievably broken'? introducing the life-story of the divorce reform act 1969. In: Miles, J. and Monk, Daniel and Probert, R. (eds.) Fifty Years of the Divorce Reform Act 1969. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781509947881.

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    Book synopsis: The enactment of the Divorce Reform Act 1969 was a landmark moment in family law. Coming into force in 1971, it had a significant impact on legal practice and was followed by a dramatic increase in divorce rates, reflecting changes in social attitudes. This new interdisciplinary collection explores the background to the 1969 Act and its influence on law and society. Bringing together scholars from law, sociology, history, demography, and film and literature, it reflects on the changes to divorce law and practice over the past 50 years, and the changing impact of divorce on different people in society, particularly women. As such, it offers a 'biography' of this important piece of legislation, moving from its conception and birth, through its reception and development, to its imminent demise. Looking to the future, and to the new law introduced by the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, this collection suggests ways for evaluating what makes a 'good' divorce law. This brilliant collection gives insight not only into this crucial piece of legislation, but also into a key period of societal change.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Daniel Monk
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 15:47
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 06:32
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/47657

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