Family court ‘takes stock’ of long road ahead

The full family court estate should be open for public use by early July, according to a report published today 

09 Jun 2020

The full family court estate should be open for public use by early July, a report published today states.

However, the road to normality is long, says President of the Family Division Sir Andrew McFarlane in his document, The Road Ahead for the Family Court in England and Wales.

He says this “significant change in perspective” will impact every case management decision.

However, family practitioners are concerned at the impact both on the parties, particuarly lay people.

The report sets out a broad framework for the next six months or more with a focus on time management and the ongoing restrictions on the court process.

He said the reality is that for a sustained period, the court must seek to ...

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