This is a neat little book, running to about 130 pages (excluding the statute extracts at the back). It pulls together the amendments with the “bits” that remain to make the reading of DDSA 2020 palatable. There is a chapter on the validity of marriage and pondering on reconciliation. The reminder about service and proof of service is timely – no, it is not just service done if the court emails the papers. The discussion of availability and process for delaying the final order is very useful and time will tell if applications of this type increase.
It is a little disappointing that there is no reference at all to the digital project, given its mandatory use in divorce proceedings.
However, as a “theory book” this is a neat guide to have.
David Burrows’ book is available for purchase here.
Karen is the owner and founder of Dovaston Law. She is a solicitor, Chair of The Law Society Family Law Committee, Vice Chair of the Forum of Family Arbitrators and Chair of Trust Board for SECAT