Reforms to family justice: A force for change or disruption?

Resolution discusses whether modifications to the family courts have improved matters for the organisation and its clients, or whether the legal aid cuts have made the changes redundant

21 Jul 2015

If your work is in any way connected to
family law, you will be aware of the profound changes that have swept through the family justice system in recent years.

In April 2014 we saw the introduction of what the president of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, called 'the biggest set of changes to the family court in a generation' - a sweeping programme of reform that encompassed compulsory mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs) and the introduction of a 26-week time limit for completion of care cases, as well as the introduction of the single Family Court, administrative and procedural changes, and the coming into force of the Children and Families ...

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