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‘Normal’ court hours clarified by family court president

The president of the Family Division has made clear that longer court hours are not sustainable long-term, and normal sitting hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm

08 Jan 2021

An extra £500m for the courts doesn’t go far enough

A £413m government investment into the family courts and tribunals, boost court capacity and support victims of crime, has been announced by the chan

27 Nov 2020

Aspiration or commitment?

The government’s legal support grant for litigants in person does not fulfil on its commitments, as Pippa Allsop explains

23 Nov 2020

Wellbeing not an ‘optional extra’ as volume of family cases increases

More sitting days have taken place on family cases in 2020 than in any previous year despite the lockdown, but wellbeing must be a high priority, the presi

18 Nov 2020

Family solutions group calls for child-centred approach away from the courts

A report makes sweeping recommendations including the creation of a support framework for children and young people whose parents separate

12 Nov 2020

The gasp factor: litigation misconduct

Clients need to understand the implications of poor conduct on costs in financial remedy proceedings, as Matthew Taylor explains

10 Nov 2020

Medical experts in family justice: recommendations for change

Judicial criticism of experts and poor remuneration are key causes of the shortage of medical experts in family proceedings, a report concluded

06 Nov 2020

Innovating for change

The end of no-fault divorce is just the start of changes being driven by practitioners and digitisation, as Julian Hawkhead explains

28 Oct 2020

The rural challenge

Protecting the wealth of a farming business calls for a range of experienced lawyers, says David Wood

21 Oct 2020

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