Marriage & Civil partnership

Family update

Austin Chessell advises practitioners on how to best classify, promote and grow the recognition of mediation services

Non-legally trained mediators: a Tour de Farce?

Mediation in family disputes is a threat to justice, believes Marilyn Stowe

£100m legal aid shortfall for family lawyers

Solicitors and barristers will need to adapt and innovate as fees disappear

Court refers just 2 per cent of parties to mediation

Family lawyers should be 'incentivised' by government to refer clients to mediation

Instant injustice

We need more than fine words and ‘fine-tuning’ for family law reform, says Marilyn Stowe

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

We are beginning to see the adverse impact of cost savings in family law disputes, says District Judge Tacey Cronin

Criminalising forced marriage presents new challenges

Reporting the crime is only the first step and those working in the field will need to ensure victims receive as much support as possible throughout the legal process, says Hanisha Patel