Marriage & Civil partnership

Confused messages are to blame for families’ lack of legal aid support

Separating couples need to know that legal aid is still available in the form of ADR and mediation, says Simo

20 Mar 2014

Law Commission proposes litigant-friendly divorce reforms

Law reform body recommends introduction of financial needs guidance and 'qualifying' prenup

27 Feb 2014

Mixed messages

The search for answers continues in the family court system, says Marily

13 Feb 2014

Therapy, not mediation, can help warring couples

Instead of blindly pushing divorcing couples towards mediation, the government should consider making more resources available for counselling, says Marily

20 Jan 2014

Courts must approve family arbitration awards except in ‘rarest of cases’

President of family division calls for streamlined process to be introduce

15 Jan 2014

Terms are the same however we sugar coat them

Solicitors and law practitioners learn through experience what trigger words to avoid, or at least to be careful with, when dealing with anxious and sometimes volatil

15 Jan 2014

Children law update

How 'extreme' must the circumstances be to justify adoption rather than long-term ?foster care, asks Noel Arnold as he reviews the Supreme Court's ruling in Re B and subsequen

12 Dec 2013

The multiple benefits of arbitration outweigh by far the additional costs

Hiring an arbitrator to deal with family disputes is a strategic 
move which puts the client first, says Ton

25 Nov 2013

Family courts ‘are not a talking shop’, Ryder LJ says

He gives guidance on 'more inquisitorial process' for litigants i

25 Nov 2013