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Family Law newsletter: 13 June 2016

Date:10 JUN 2016
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The Family Law newsletter provides you with all the latest news, judgments, articles and guidance to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice.


Female bench appointments sees gender diversity success
07 June 2016
A recent statistical bulletin published by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) indicates success for women receiving appointments to the judicial bench in England and Wales, with almost half (45%) of candidates being female.

Bristol courts increase awareness of domestic abuse
07 June 2016
The Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre held a session on 26 May 2016 to provide more information to court staff and Personal Support Unit volunteers about domestic abuse. The packed court heard from the probation service, Next Link and a service user.


We need to talk about the children

Jo Carr-West
08 June 2016
One of the hardest things for parents following separation is continuing the conversation about what their children need in order to keep channels of communication open, and to continue to parent as part of an effective working relationship.

Brexit: To Hell in a handcart: Episode Two
Rebecca Bailey-Harris & John Wilson QC
06 June 2016
We two once again present our united voice for the UK remained in the EU, in the best interests of families in a world - and particularly Europe - characterised by a degre of mobility undreamt of by earlier generations. For this second episode we have had the advantage of the words of wisdom from David Hodson, to which words we exercise (with appropriate decorum) our right of response in the spirit of debate.

Legislation & Guidance

Updated guidance: Lasting powers of attorney
09 June 2016
The Law Society has issued updated guidance for solicitors who advise clients on drawing up a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and solicitors who are acting as an attorney under an LPA.

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