Sir James Munby, flexible court hours and increased court workload: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | November 21, 2018

Sir James Munby, the former President of the Family Division, has been appointed Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. The Observatory is being established by the Nuffield Foundation “to support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and research evidence in the family justice system.” Sir James will oversee […]

Child maintenance figures, weddings and financial courts: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | November 7, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (‘DWP’) has published the latest statistics on child maintenance arrangements made by separated parents after speaking to the Child Maintenance Options service (‘CM Options’). CM Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance. The statistics show that […]

Forced marriage, FGM and a UWO: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | October 10, 2018

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a package of measures to tackle the crime of forced marriage. As part of this, a public consultation will be launched to determine whether there should be a mandatory requirement for professionals to report a forced marriage case to the authorities. This will help identify which professionals the […]