New Resolution Chair promises to keep on campaigning

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April 24, 2018 0 comments

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But will it make any difference? For the benefit of those who don’t know, I suppose I should begin this post by explaining exactly what Resolution is. It is an association of family lawyers (originally, and I think rather more helpfully, called the ‘Solicitors Family Law Association’, or ‘SFLA’ for short), which was formed in…

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LASPO, reporting restrictions and more

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March 16, 2018 0 comments

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A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW The Government has finally launched its post-implementation review of the changes made to legal aid by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). The aim of the review will be to assess the extent to which the objectives of the LASPO changes (as explained here) were…

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Government begins LASPO review

March 12, 2018 0 comments

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The government has launched its long-promised review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, commonly known as LASPO. First announced in January last year, the so-called Post-Implementation Review is intended to reflect the significant changes to both the legal system and society in general since LASPO first came into force on…

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Costs, pensions, domestic violence and more

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March 2, 2018 1 comment

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A week in family law The Arctic weather conditions across the country may have grabbed the headlines this week, but there were also a few significant family law news stories… First up, a mother is facing having to pay a costs bill approaching £20,000, after successfully challenging an order made in care proceedings relating to…

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Magistrates rue family law legal aid cuts

December 18, 2017 1 comment

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More than two thirds of the parties involved in family court cases are now unrepresented, magistrates report. In an analysis of recent family disputes heard in members’ courts by the Magistrates Association, 68 per cent of the participants were identified as unrepresented litigants in person: an increase of no less than 27 per cent in…

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FGM, children cases, statistics and more

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December 15, 2017 1 comment

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A week in family law Statistics regarding the incidence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England, for the period from July to September 2017, have been published by the NHS. During that period there were 1,760 individual women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken….

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