Archive of: August, 2020

Innovation and sensitivity celebrated in recent family law court custody case

The High Court judge praised all involved in a sensitive case where a mother was able to type her answers to cross-examination.

Ministry of Justice headquarters in London turned into Family Court

A Ministry of Justice press conference room has been turned into a courtroom and will deal with family cases.

Crown courts to allow pre-recorded evidence

Recently it has been reported in the Law Gazette that Crown Courts will be equipped by the end of the year to let witnesses give pre-recorded evidence.

How can I choose a family solicitor I can trust?

Choosing who will represent your interests best when contemplating huge and potentially painful issues, such as divorce or separation, can be a massive decision.

Law Society guidance - "Don't break quarantine to go to court"

The Law Society have stated that lawyers, including those attending family courts, should not place others at risk by attending if they are unwell.

Advice on complaining about services received by a family law firm

What are my rights when it comes to complaining about legal services? If you are unhappy with your family law solicitor or their firm, you have the right to complain.

Enquiries to family law firms from parents seeking to revise co-parenting child arrangements on the rise

With changed situations to living and working arrangements following the Covid pandemic, alterations to existing co-parenting plans are on the rise.

Private Law cases, including divorce of separation, being received by Cafcass rise as compared to last year

Cafcass are important in family law courts as they represent the child in cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests.

Financial remedy orders, life insurance and the family court

Ensuring a fair settlement for the child when a couple separate or divorce.

More clients considering options prior to engaging legal services

A recent survey found that 30% of respondents shopped around to compare different legal services, up from 23% in 2012.

 
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