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litigant in person | Cambridge Family Law Practice

What the Courts Deal With

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It is rare that the Family Court pleads for publicity, so when a judge decides to name a former couple involved in a financial hearing on divorce and says, “the public should be aware of the scale of problems that courts administering justice and implementing the rule of law have to face at the hands of unrepresented and malevolent litigants determined to do everything they can to destroy the process“, you know that this is an extreme case. These two people  were married for 20 years before separation. As is so common in the family law reports these days, there…

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Who can use the family courts?

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Few weeks go by without a divorce-related story concerning the rich, and sometimes famous, hitting the press and last week was no exception. The latest case caught press attention due to the eye-watering legal costs (£1.6 million and counting), the international flavour of the case, and the public criticism of the case by the judge hearing it. So we thought it might be worth having a brief look at the case, the comments of the judge, and then the wider issue of who can access the justice of the English courts. The case involves an extremely wealthy Malaysian couple.  Theirs…

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What’s the family court like?

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[This article was revised on 23.5.14 to reflect changes to court process introduced in April 2014.] Coming to court on a family matter is inevitably nerve-wracking. For many people, it’s their first experience of walking into a court building at all, and they are uncertain of what to expect. We at CFLP think that forewarned is forearmed, so we thought we’d start a series of FAQs explaining a bit about how the family court does its business. Family cases are all unique, and if your case is very tricky or high-value then you may find yourself travelling to London for…

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