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Legal Aid for Family Matters Rise

Legal Aid for Family Matters Rise

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect in April 2013. This introduced funding cuts to legal aid, meaning fewer people can access legal advice. In October 2017, the government announced it would conduct a...

What is a Digital Divorce Portal?

What is a Digital Divorce Portal?

A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by court. This happens when a couple has decided to separate and go their separate ways. The divorce reform project’s aim is to deliver a new fully digital system for individuals and legal representatives. This will...

What happens to my Pet after Divorce

What happens to my Pet after Divorce

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there has been a boom in the number of couples adopting and buying new pets to welcome to their homes. This may be for several reasons such as: suddenly finding yourself at home more often with nothing to do. The Pet Food...

Cohabitation- Rise in Modern Relationships

Cohabitation- Rise in Modern Relationships

As times move on love and modern relationships no longer mean marriage, cohabitation is  on the rise! It is sensible to regulate your affairs in relation to money, property and children  issues with a Cohabitation Agreement . This is a formal, legally binding document...

Economic Abuse

Economic Abuse

Following the Domestic Abuse Bill, the definition of domestic abuse has extended to economic abuse too. This is separate to ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’ and to ‘psychological, emotional or other abuse’ and could stand alone be enough to amount to domestic...

Victims’ Code of Practice Order 2020

Victims’ Code of Practice Order 2020

The Revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime will come into operation on 1stApril 2021.The code will set out the services to be provided to victims of crime by relevant service providers. This comes after a Government consultation on Improving the Victims'...

The Impact of the Second Lockdown on the Family Courts

The Impact of the Second Lockdown on the Family Courts

The Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals issued a message of support and encouragement on November1st2020, in light of the government’s announcement of a second nationwide lock down commencing on Thursday 5th of November 2020.Due to the essential...

Families Struggle with Remote Hearings

Families Struggle with Remote Hearings

The president of the Family Division Sir Andrew McFarlane ordered a report to be conducted by Nuffield Justice Observatory into the use of remote hearings in family courts. The research drew on a survey of over 1,300 people, including more than 1,100 legal...