Refuges, legal aid and domestic abuse: The last week in family law

General | August 15, 2018

Housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing, the Government has announced. Supported housing provides a home to some of the most vulnerable people in society, including refuges for those fleeing domestic violence. Last year the Government published proposals on new ways of funding supported housing, which it was […]

Maintenance, divorce and courts: The last week in family law

General | July 25, 2018

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by a husband against a ruling that he should pay his ex-wife’s housing costs, despite the fact that those costs were provided for in an agreed divorce settlement in 2002. Under the settlement Maria Mills received a lump sum of £230,000 with which to rehouse herself, plus maintenance […]

Court fees, childhood vulnerability and FGM: The last week in family law

General | July 12, 2018

In a written statement to Parliament justice minister Lucy Frazer QC has said that she was laying before Parliament legislation reducing court fees for certain proceedings in the civil courts and the Court of Protection in England and Wales. As a result, claimants bringing these proceedings will pay less to access the courts. The reduction […]

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 […]