Moore Barlow has urged other firms to join its campaign seeking a reform to the Family Procedure Rules (FPR).
The Surrey Initiative will substantially encourage awareness and adoption of out-of-court dispute resolution options in both private law children matters and financial remedies.
The proposed reform to Part 3 of the FPR would see cases directed away from court by increasing the court’s power to refer a matter into an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
It would include sanctions where an out-of-court process has either failed to be considered or been unreasonably refused.
If implemented, the proposed reform aims to revolutionise the family law process by improving the experience and out...