Civil partnership, legal aid, maintenance enforcement and alcohol abuse: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | February 14, 2018

Tim Loughton MP’s Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Private Members’ Bill has received an unopposed second reading. The Bill would require the Secretary of State to “make arrangements for the preparation of a report assessing how the law ought to be changed to bring about equality between same-sex couples and other couples in […]

Cafcass figures, wills and marriage: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | July 20, 2017

The latest figures for care applications and private law demand, for June 2017, have been published by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (‘Cafcass’), the organisation that represents children in family court cases. In that month the service received a total of 1,319 care applications, which is 2.8% increase compared with those […]

Election manifestos, child support and domestic abuse: The last week in family law

Uncategorized | May 10, 2017

Nigel Shepherd, National Chair of Resolution, has called on the major political parties to commit to modernising family justice in their manifesto. Resolution, which represents around 6,500 family justice professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes and issues, makes four proposals, which it claims “will make a huge, positive difference to the lives […]