Family

Civil justice backlog: Peers call for urgent measures

Government must act urgently to address the case backlog in the family and civil courts, peers said in a new report

30 Mar 2021 | ADR & Mediation

Considerably more legal aid funding needed, say peers

MoJ must invest much more to legal aid 'to meet the reality of need', say peers

Separating parents: paid to mediate

A £500 grant will be available to 2,000 separating couples under a government voucher scheme to encourage them towards mediation. The scheme will not

28 Mar 2021 | Children

Questions over access to civil justice

The number of civil legal help cases has dropped by two thirds since LASPO's introduction, according to the MoJ

26 Mar 2021 | Children

Truth matters

Truth is a tricky thing. What one person believes sincerely to be the truth may not harmonise with demonstrable facts

Funding family cases: finance firm launches free guide for family lawyers 

Finance firm launches free guide for family lawyers on funding conversations with clients 

12 Mar 2021 | ADR & Mediation

Public law working group calls for urgent legal aid review

The president's final public law working group (PLWG) report is out and calls for an urgent review of legal aid for parents
 

02 Mar 2021 | Children

A fertile ground for reform

With women increasingly choosing technology-aided methods of conception, Hollie Orgee examines whether our fertility laws are fit for purpose

26 Feb 2021 | Children

Law Commission proposes reform of wedding laws

Commission proposes sweeping reforms to modernise laws governing wedding formalities.

15 Feb 2021 | Family

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