Weekly Family Law Update August 26, 2020

Support for litigants, similar fact evidence and children at risk of eviction: The last week in family law Support for people representing themselves in court

People representing themselves in court will receive enhanced legal support following £3.1 million in additional funding, the Ministry of Justice has announced. In a joint initiative with the Access to Justice Foundation, funding will be provided to not for profit organisations across the country to provide free legal support – ensuring better advice and clear […]

Weekly Family Law Update August 19, 2020

A failed negligence claim and the impact of the pandemic on families: The last week in family law

Court of Appeal rejects woman’s negligence claim A woman who issued a negligence claim against the solicitors who acted for her on a financial remedies application has had the claim rejected by the Court of Appeal. The woman’s former husband issued divorce proceedings in 2011. Financial remedy proceedings were then issued, and a final hearing […]