Firm urges others to support it seeking family law reform for out-of-court options

Moore Barlow has urged other firms to join its campaign seeking a reform to the Family Procedure Rules (FPR).

The Surrey Initiative will substantially encourage awareness and adoption of out-of-court dispute resolution options in both private law children matters and financial remedies.

The proposed reform to Part 3 of the FPR would see cases directed away from court by increasing the court’s power to refer a matter into an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.

It would include sanctions where an out-of-court process has either failed to be considered or been unreasonably refused.

If implemented, the proposed reform aims to revolutionise the family law process by improving the experience and out...

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Deputy Editor
Solicitors Journal

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