Practice Notes: Family

The need to tackle predatory marriages

Matthew Duncan, Helen Freely and James Flanagan assess the lack of legal protection for vulnerable individuals following a rise in predatory marriages.

05 Sep 2021

Mediation voucher scheme: ‘thousands’ more families to benefit 

The government has pledged a further £800,000 for the scheme

31 Aug 2021

Balancing health needs with a just outcome

Karen Wilsher and Claire Devine review a divorce case which highlights the sensitivities and the special considerations when one party has significant heal

02 Aug 2021

Virtual Family Courts: the effect on participants

Matthew Brunsdon Tully highlights the pressing concerns surrounding the continued use of virtual family court hearings

18 Jul 2021

Former England footballer transfers to firm's board

Mark Wright has joined divorce specialists Fair Result

18 Jul 2021

Plans to extend bereavement benefit to cohabiting parents

If approved, the changes will apply retrospectively and backdated lump sum payments 

18 Jul 2021

Family Court quarterly statistics: a call for alternatives to courts

Alice Scambler considers what options are open to those seeking an alternative to family courts under post-pandemic pressure

16 Jul 2021

Court-led dispute resolution: an insider’s thoughts on a change of direction

Fiona Wilson explains the distinct advantages of judicial powers under part 3 of the Family Procedure Rules

16 Jul 2021

Finally, an end to the divorce blame game

Amanda Phillips-Wlyds considers how the upcoming changes to divorce law will revolutionise the current regime

07 Jul 2021

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