Contributions, inheritance and more

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March 17, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – has published its latest figures for care applications and private law demand, for Febuary 2017. In that month the service received a total of 1,134 care applications, which is an 8 per cent decrease compared to those received…

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‘Judges should not have to justify themselves’

March 10, 2017 4 comments

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Judges should not have to justify their rulings, Family Division President Sir James Munby has insisted. Speaking at the inaugural Bridget Lindley Annual Memorial Lecture staged by advisory body the Family Justice Council, Sir James insisted that the Court of Appeal was the only venue in which judgements were properly subject to scrutiny. He told…

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High Court Judge calls for fresh approach to adoption

March 10, 2017 9 comments

fostering and adoption

It may no longer be possible to create an “impermeable seal” around adoption, a High Court Judge has suggested. In a lecture given to the Family Justice Council yesterday, Appeal Court Judge Lord Justice McFarlane said the high rate of adoption in the UK, particularly amongst older children, combined with the pervasive nature of social…

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Family Justice Council examines financial needs after divorce

July 4, 2016 2 comments

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The Family Justice Council has published a guide to financial needs on divorce. It is aimed at primarily at legal professionals , unlike the Council’s guide to divorce finance for litigants in person, which was published earlier this year. Guidance on “Financial Needs” on Divorce is written to clarify the meaning of ‘needs’ when couples…

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Make this part of your family law toolkit

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April 8, 2016 0 comments

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Sometimes in life you stumble across things that you wish you’d known about before.  I have just come across Law for Life, a charitable foundation set up promote public legal education. It aims to ‘to equip ordinary people with the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to deal effectively with everyday law-related issues’. It…

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Guide to divorce finance for litigants in person

April 5, 2016 0 comments

finances and divorce

A guide to financial matters during divorce has been published by the Family Justice Council. Sorting Out Finances on Divorce is aimed at litigants in person – people ending their marriages or civil partnerships without legal help. It provides a concise guide to relevant legislation and the divorce process and is aimed primarily at the…

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