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.
NewsNew opportunities for reforming the law
20 July 2016
The Law Commission is asking for ideas for its 13th Programme of law reform work, in a consultation opened by Chairman, Sir David Bean.Arbitration Children Scheme launched
18 July 2016
The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) has today (18 July 2016) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme, set to bolster the use of arbitration relating to family disputes.
ArticlesIs there something I should know? Disclosure and non-disclosure in the family court: Part 1
25 July 2016
This is the first part of a two-part article about non-disclosure and the family court. This first part sets out the nature and origin of the duty of disclosure, to whom it is owed, whether different criteria apply if parties are represented, the requirement of disclosure where agreement has been reached, the utility of a protective recital in a consent order, the routes of redress following a discovery of non-disclosure (set aside or appeal), the applicability of the Ladd v Marshall
principles (fresh evidence on appeal), and the error into which the Court of Appeal fell in Gohil
.Reforming family justice: is the only way Essex?
25 July 2016
This articles sketches some ideas for the reform of family justice, particularly private law children, drawing heavily on proposals for reform of civil justice as well as existing empirical research about effective interventions in family justice.