A ‘dire’ court system hampered by LiPs represents the biggest challenge for the future, writes Matthew Rogers

The family justice system has endured a tough year but those at the coalface have remained hardened and committed in pushing to change amid unprecedented crises.

Legal aid cuts and rises in court fees continued to deny access to justice to many while the surge in care cases, compounded by the ongoing closures across England and Wales, placed family courts under even greater pressure.