Practice Notes: Family

Family values: parental alienation

Emma Nash explores how the courts deal with the complex topic of parental alienation

27 Jun 2021

No fault divorce faces ‘unfortunate’ delay

The Act will be delayed by six months due to technical issues 

08 Jun 2021

Mediation: a constructive solution

Sarah Hutchinson considers how a financial incentive scheme may help ease the burden on the courts

25 May 2021

Private FDRs: a progressive move

Orla O’Hagan’s explains how her time in the family judiciary was impacted by covid-19 and why private FDRs are the way to go 

05 May 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill: a missed opportunity to help victims access legal aid

Instances of domestic abuse have increased exponentially during lockdown

30 Apr 2021

Civil justice backlog: Peers call for urgent measures

Government must act urgently to address the case backlog in the family and civil courts, peers said in a new report

30 Mar 2021

Considerably more legal aid funding needed, say peers

MoJ must invest much more to legal aid 'to meet the reality of need', say peers

30 Mar 2021

Separating parents: paid to mediate

A £500 grant will be available to 2,000 separating couples under a government voucher scheme to encourage them towards mediation. The scheme will not

28 Mar 2021

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