Fletcher Day family initiative
The project aims to help families better understand confusing legal terms
Fletcher Day has launched a project which aims to make family law easier to understand, less hostile and more accessible. The Family Law Language Project will help families better understand terms used; identify alternatives for often misunderstood, outdated or aggressive terms; and provide information about terms misused in the media. Founder and partner Emma Nash said: "The words we use are important. We need to re-think the language of family law and move away from terms that promote conflict and adopt a simpler, more accessible terminology that puts the welfare… first”.