Legal aid, pensions and divorce: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | April 25, 2018

The Ministry of Justice has suggested that its long-awaited report reviewing the effects of the legal aid cuts of 2013 may not be published this year. Speaking at an all-party parliamentary group on legal aid Matthew Shelley, a deputy director at the Ministry of Justice, said that his team will aim to finalise its ‘staff […]

Court and legal aid statistics, an inheritance claim and domestic abuse: The last two weeks in family law

Uncategorized | April 12, 2018

The application by the parents of Alfie Evans to the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) has been declared inadmissible. Alfie has been on ventilation in hospital after becoming seriously ill with a catastrophic and untreatable neurodegenerative condition. His parents were seeking to overturn a decision that the NHS Trust may withdraw life-support from Alfie. […]

Reform, contact and refuges: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | April 4, 2018

The Supreme Court has refused permission for the parents of Alfie Evans, the 22 month-old boy who has a degenerative neurological condition, to appeal to the Court against the decision that the NHS Trust may withdraw life-support from Alfie. A panel of Supreme Court justices headed by the President Lady Hale found that the proposed […]