Family

No fault divorce faces ‘unfortunate’ delay

The Act will be delayed by six months due to technical issues 

08 Jun 2021 | CILEx

Mediation: a constructive solution

Sarah Hutchinson considers how a financial incentive scheme may help ease the burden on the courts

Private FDRs: a progressive move

Orla O’Hagan’s explains how her time in the family judiciary was impacted by covid-19 and why private FDRs are the way to go 

05 May 2021 | CILEx

Domestic Abuse Bill: a missed opportunity to help victims access legal aid

Instances of domestic abuse have increased exponentially during lockdown

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

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