Family

Lack of transparency in legal fees on divorce, report says

Solicitors’ fees are becoming less transparent, according to a survey which revealed young people are increasingly borrowing money to fund divorces

13 Jul 2020

Answering a broken system

Non-court options to resolve family issues must be considered to avoid cases being left behind, says Linda Lamb 

08 Jul 2020

Supreme Court ruling will ‘encourage divorce tourism’

A dissenting Supreme Court judge has criticised a ruling for giving wives “untrammelled licence” to go forum-shopping

02 Jul 2020

A disease exacerbated

Maria Coster discusses the impact of the lockdown on victims of domestic abuse and the help available

01 Jul 2020

‘Culture of disbelief’ towards BAME domestic violence victims in fear of the law

Multiple barriers including racism face black and minority ethnic (BAME) women raising domestic abuse, research into the family courts revealed

30 Jun 2020

More protection for domestic violence victims in court

Domestic violence victims are to get greater protection under sweeping reforms of the family courts in England and Wales

26 Jun 2020

Lockdown devastates conveyancing, criminal and immigration practices

High street lawyers are hit “hard and fast” by covid-19 with residential conveyancing suffering disproportionately, a significant report has found

18 Jun 2020

MPs back no-fault divorce law

No-fault divorce looks set to become law next year after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed in the House of Commons 

17 Jun 2020

Family court ‘takes stock’ of long road ahead

The full family court estate should be open for public use by early July, according to a report published today 

09 Jun 2020