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...

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