Statistics, legal aid and a helicopter: The last week in family law

General | December 19, 2018

The Ministry of Justice has published the latest quarterly family court statistics, for the period July to September 2018. The statistics show an increase in the number of cases started and a decrease in number of cases disposed of. 66,118 new cases were started, up 1% on the equivalent quarter in 2017, and driven by […]

Child maintenance figures, weddings and financial courts: The last week in family law

General | November 7, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (‘DWP’) has published the latest statistics on child maintenance arrangements made by separated parents after speaking to the Child Maintenance Options service (‘CM Options’). CM Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance. The statistics show that […]

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 […]