Magistrates rue family law legal aid cuts

December 18, 2017 1 comment

family law

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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Inequality of arms in a post-legal aid world

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December 13, 2017 7 comments

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I nearly deleted the email. Greeted with it in my inbox early last Saturday morning, my still sleepy brain couldn’t initially make sense of it. It seemed to be just another spam email from some stranger, of the type that I receive all the time, and I automatically hovered over the ‘trash’ button. But then…

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Early advice ‘saves money’

November 27, 2017 3 comments

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People who receive early legal advice are more likely to resolve their problems quickly new research suggests. Conducted by Ipsos Mori for the Law Society, the pollsters found a clear link between advice within the first three months of a case and the chances of resolution within a similar time period. A quarter of those…

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