Published: 22nd September 2015
New research has highlighted that legal professionals and consumers believe unbundling family law services would better serve consumers as an alternative to full-service legal representation.
Published: 15th September 2015
Charities such as the Bar Pro Bono Unit are facing mounting pressure from people who need legal assistance, with the number of applications almost doubling over the past three years, due to widespread legal aid cuts in England and Wales.
Published: 8th September 2015
A new study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is due to commence in October 2015 and will explore the concept of fault in the divorce system and whether a 'no fault' divorce system could work in England and Wales.
Published: 2nd September 2015
A Judge from the Family Division of the High Court in London has dismissed an estranged ex-wife's claim for a share of her ex-husbands classic car collection, worth over £20 million.
Published: 25th August 2015
The courts have reported a significant rise in the number of grandparents applying for Special Guardianship Orders to assume parental responsibility for their grandchildren, which has seen an increase of almost 50% in the last four years.
Published: 19th August 2015
The Law Society are calling for better enforcement of family financial orders but have opposed plans by the Law Commission to introduce punishments for debtors, such as curfews, driving disqualifications, bans on leaving the country and even imprisonment.
Published: 11th August 2015
A nationwide provider of family mediation services in England and Wales have revealed that their mediation helpline has seen the number of calls double in the past year, highlighting that more divorcing couples are opting for family mediation to settle their differences, rather than going to court.
Published: 5th August 2015
A women who was married to her partner for 20 years before discovering he was involved with numerous different same-sex partners has been told that she can't divorce on the grounds of adultery, as UK law states that adultery only applies when it involves intercourse with a member of the opposite sex.
Published: 28th July 2015
Family law firms across the country are reporting an upward trend of wives wanting their divorce cases settled in London in the hope of receiving a larger payout, creating a North-South divide in how divorce cases are settled by the courts.
Published: 20th July 2015
Millionaire Michael Harris, who refers to himself as ‘Delboy’, has lost abattle against his ex-wife Linda Capehorn relating to property worth £900,000.
Published: 17th July 2015
A multi-millionaire oil tycoon may be facing prison for up to 4 weeks due to unpaid maintenance of more than £360,000, as well as the failure to pay the awarded sum from the divorce settlement to his ex-wife.
Published: 7th July 2015
Senior Judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn has strongly criticised the government cuts to legal aid in a speech in Australia about access to justice in family proceedings.
Published: 1st July 2015
A new report from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed a record number of prosecutions for offences involving violence against women and girls in England and Wales over the last 12 months.
Published: 23rd June 2015
Leading domestic violence charity Refuge say that children are the "forgotten victims of domestic violence" and that many of them witness violence in the home, with as many as 1 in 3 women being injured at the hands of their partners by the time they seek professional help.
Published: 16th June 2015
New research, conducted by the Nuffield Foundation, has highlighted that dads are more likely to have regular contact with a son than a daughter following a split from their partners.