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 […]

Financial Remedies Courts, domestic abuse and child maintenance: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | January 31, 2018

The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has given an update regarding the new specialist Financial Remedies Courts. The courts will be piloted at ten ‘hubs’ around the country, including London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newport, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and Chelmsford. There will be a number of ‘Financial Remedies Hearing Centres’ within each hub area, […]

Domestic violence, a serious case review and a new Lord Chancellor: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | January 10, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a guide about services they provide for people who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. The information contained in the guide includes special conditions for Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, the benefit cap, removal of the spare room subsidy, Discretionary Housing […]