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It goes without saying that 2020 is a year like no other - but family lawyers continue to do incredible work, and we think it's important to remember that. As circumstances are not yet right for us to...
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The Justice Committee launches an inquiry into the future of legal aid, in light of concerns raised during the coronavirus pandemic about pressures on the system.Legal aid assistanceThe Committee has...
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“No one enters litigation simply expecting a blank cheque.” Francis J in WG v HG [2018] EWFC 84.  But is this the case, or are we experiencing a new wave of litigants chancing...
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When we think about Lasting Powers of Attorney we usually think about property and financial affairs. There is, however, a second type of Lasting Power of Attorney which relates to health and care. In...
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The Law Commission has launched a consultation on provisional proposals to reform the law governing how and where couples can get married. The consultation period will run until 3 December 2020.The...
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At the moment a couple living and divorcing abroad but with a UK pension can share that pension.  But not necessarily from 1 January 2021.  This summary article acts as an important reminder...
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A new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia.1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will...
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The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane ihas announced the commencement of a further consultation on remote and hybrid hearings in the family court. The consultation will run for...
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The Law Society has lodged a judicial review against the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) after claiming that they failed to consult properly around a decision to move legal aid cost assessments...
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