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Judicial diversity in private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearings

Recognising lack of judicial diversity for FDR hearings.

CSA Cases and debts - update on statistics.

The number of Child Support Agency (CSA) cases held on Child Maintenance Service (CMS) IT systems decreased from 51,600 in December 2020 to 44,900 in March 2021.

Consultation launched on modernising lasting power of attorney

The Government has announced it will run a consultation focussing on a number of proposals that have been developed to modernise lasting powers of attorney.

Debate over changes to lasting powers of attorney

Lasting power of attorney (LPA) was introduced in 2007 to provide more flexibility and greater protections from abuse than its predecessor, the enduring power of attorney (EPA).

A third of people wish they had found another way to end their marriage

Irwin Mitchell’s have published a new report entitled: ‘Divorce – Let’s do it differently,’ which considers different ways for proceeding through a divorce or separation, rather than going through the family courts. This can be the correct and necessary option in some cases, but it can take the power away from divorcing couples to make their own agreements around children, finances and property. Is there another way?

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