Archive of: November, 2020

The Times reports that divorce boom post-COVID-19 may not be as expected

The Times has reported that one in five married couples said their relationship had strengthened during the pandemic, compared with 10% who said it got worse.

Review examines how family courts balance child safety and right to family life.

Child protection at heart of family courts review.

Remote and hybrid hearings to protect victims of domestic abuse

Important guidance has been published on the need to protect victims of Domestic Abuse in Remote and Hybrid Hearings. It demonstrates the need to ensure protection from COVID-19 infection should not jeopardise other safety considerations.

Shortage of experts in the family court

The Law Gazette reports that remote evidence could tackle an expert shortage in family court.

The SRA's Solicitor's Register lets you check whether a solicitor is properly regulated.

The SRA register lets you look up the records of the solicitors and law firms which are regulated.

Legal jargon explained simply

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA) have produced a guide to using legal services, with a helpful list clarifying words and phrases that you may not be sure about.

Attendance at Resolution's Family Law... LIVE

Considering the present and future of Family Law.

SRA Scam alert search - keeping you informed of cybercrime

The SRA (Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority) publishes a ‘scam alert service’ to warn you about people who call themselves solicitors, but are not.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service may consider publishing opening risk assessments

Courts and Tribunals are currently classified as key services and thus continue to operate during this period of lockdown. However, they need to be safe and demonstrate how they work to protect court users.

Lawyers 'should be last resort for separating families'

New Report calls for family breakdown to be moved away from court or family ‘justice’ response.

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