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 […]

Forced marriage, FDACs and guidance for parents: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | July 5, 2018

Statistics on the performance of the Child Maintenance Service between August 2013 and March 2018 have been published. The statistics show that 601,600 children were covered by Child Maintenance Service arrangements as at March, 391,300 through ‘Direct Pay’ arrangements where the parents arrange the payments between themselves, and 210,300 through ‘Collect & Pay’, whereby the […]

Courts, adoptions, and Cafcass figures: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | May 17, 2018

A report into the progress of the £1 billion modernisation programme of the UK’s justice system has been published by the National Audit Office. The report concludes that HM Courts and Tribunals Service is facing “a daunting challenge in delivering the scale of technological and cultural change necessary to modernise the administration of justice, and […]