In the August issue of Family Law
(available online from 3 August) His Honour Judge
John Altman, Senior Designated Family Judge for London at the Central Family
Court, outlines his new initiative for early resolution – the Family Solutions Court (FSC).
The FSC is being launched in London today, 16 July 2015.
Grouped together on the same floor, the components of the FSC in Holborn,
- The new ‘Time Together’Contact Centre.
- The ‘pro bono’scheme.
and MIAMS (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings)
- The Citizens Advice Bureau
- The Personal Support Unit
Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIPS).
Judge Altman describes how
the FSC works and the effect it will have:
‘By this time next year I would hope that we have
reduced the number of contested hearings necessary in many private law
applications to the court, and to create a structure for those families who
need help in managing their disputes around the living arrangements for their
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