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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation

A Guide to the New Act and Related Law and Practice
David Burrows
Availability: Forthcoming

This new book is a practical and up-to-date guide to the reforms and related issues arising from the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales.

This book will provide you with:

  • an explanation of which features of the existing law will remain and which new features will derive from the Act;
  • up-to-date information on the latest procedural changes, so that you can advise your clients with confidence; and
  • procedural advice on issues such as validity of marriage.


  1. 1.Introduction; 2. Marriage, civil partnership and validity; 3. DDSA the law and regulations; 4. Standard cases; 5. Disputed cases; 6. Interim applications in cases; 7. Starting and service of application; 8. Delay of cases and rescission; 9. Money and agreements; 10. Costs; Appendices.

About the Author

David Burrows is a specialist family lawyer; solicitor advocate in all levels of court (including House of Lords); first secretary of Bristol Mediation Service (then conciliation service): 1976; founder member of Solicitors Family Law Association (now Resolution), chairman 2003/4; and a founder member of Law Society’s Children Panel.




Private client


September 2022


The Law Society




192 Pages