Practice Notes: Family

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

Akhmatova: the price of non-disclosure on divorce

Billionaire husband and son who concealed wealth exposed for non-disclosures 

28 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

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