Family

How to emerge stronger

With a little self-confidence and forward-thinking, young family lawyers can survive the isolation of lockdown lawyering, says Marilyn Stowe 

04 Feb 2021 | Career development

Cohabitation and societal upheaval

There is scope for significant reform to cohabitation law if only we looked to other countries, as Julian Hawkhead explains

27 Jan 2021 | Cohabitation

How can remote family hearings be improved?

Remote hearings cannot replicate a court room but they do the next best thing, says Emma Nash 

27 Jan 2021 | Children

The virtual divorce

Edward Cooke explains why family law professionals must embrace training opportunities to meet new digital challenges 

20 Jan 2021 | ADR & Mediation

‘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

Family Fortunes

Stowe Family Law chairman Ken Fowlie reveals how the firm has used private equity ownership to realise its ambitions

01 Jan 2021 | Family

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 | Crime

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 | Family

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

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