Family

Public law working group calls for urgent legal aid review

The president's final public law working group (PLWG) report is out and calls for an urgent review of legal aid for parents
 

02 Mar 2021 | Children

A fertile ground for reform

With women increasingly choosing technology-aided methods of conception, Hollie Orgee examines whether our fertility laws are fit for purpose

26 Feb 2021 | Children

Law Commission proposes reform of wedding laws

Commission proposes sweeping reforms to modernise laws governing wedding formalities.

15 Feb 2021 | Family

How to emerge stronger

With a little self-confidence and forward-thinking, young family lawyers can survive the isolation of lockdown lawyering, says Marilyn Stowe 

04 Feb 2021 | Career development

How can remote family hearings be improved?

Remote hearings cannot replicate a court room but they do the next best thing, says Emma Nash 

27 Jan 2021 | Children

Cohabitation and societal upheaval

There is scope for significant reform to cohabitation law if only we looked to other countries, as Julian Hawkhead explains

27 Jan 2021 | Cohabitation

The virtual divorce

Edward Cooke explains why family law professionals must embrace training opportunities to meet new digital challenges 

20 Jan 2021 | Divorce

‘Normal’ court hours clarified by family court president

The president of the Family Division has made clear that longer court hours are not sustainable long-term, and normal sitting hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm

08 Jan 2021 | Courts & Judiciary

An extra £500m for the courts doesn’t go far enough

A £413m government investment into the family courts and tribunals, boost court capacity and support victims of crime, has been announced by the chan

27 Nov 2020 | Crime

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