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All change please: the new family court

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The organisation of the family courts in England and Wales is in the process of going through one of the biggest shake-ups in a generation. We have already seen drastic cuts to legal aid (all but removed for family court cases unless there is evidence of domestic violence or child abuse, although still available for family mediation), and the effect of this is having on people’s ability to obtain legal advice and representation. Linked to this is a predicted increase in the number of litigants in person, which we have already started to see. On top of this, next April,…

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Family justice is changing

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[23.5.14 – note: family justice has now changed along the lines discussed! Please look at our most recent blogs to see the current position.] CFLP’s Simon Bethel and Adam Moghadas attended the East Anglian Family Justice Review Conference in Cambridge on Thursday 19 April. Delegates came from all across the region to the conference organised by Fenners Chambers. They heard speakers including Mr Justice Ryder who is in charge of modernising family justice, plus local practitioners from the fields of social work, mediation, academia and the courts. The idea was to spread the word about the changes that are due…

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