Be welcoming to litigants in person, Judges told

March 7, 2018 4 comments

litigants in person

Judges must treat unrepresented litigants in person fairly and not class them as a problem to be resented, a new guidebook has stressed. The latest edition of the Equal Treatment Bench Book, published by the Judicial College, provides detailed guidance on a wide range of social issues, outlining the ways in which the representatives of…

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First government advice on surrogacy

March 1, 2018 0 comments

family law

The government has published official guidance for the first time on the use of surrogacy by would-be parents. The Surrogacy Pathway, from the Department of Health, recommends the use of clear written agreements to formalise the relationship between the would-be parents and the surrogate mother. Informal agreements pose certain risks, it states. The guide also…

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