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PSL Essential Update - Law Commission Report on Enforcement of Financial orders

Date:16 DEC 2016

In a nutshell:

The Law Commission has published a report containing recommendations for the reform of the law regarding enforcement of family financial orders (nb. it does not cover enforcement of any non-financial orders such as child arrangements). The report is 355 pages long but there is a 16 page official summary available here.  The Commission makes more than 60 specific recommendations – all of which are listed at Chapter 21 of the report – this is a good place to start reading (as well as the summary) if you don’t have time to read the whole report yet.


The Law Commission’s report was published on 15 December 2016. The consultation had run for four months from 11 March 2015 to 31 July 2015 and received 27 responses from organisations such as Resolution and individual family practitioners plus responses from members of the public.

Key points:

As the report itself says the recommendations it makes are wide ranging and not all of recommendations will help in all cases. However collectively the Commission hopes its proposals will help improve the enforcement of family financial orders. Out of the 60 or so...

Read the full article here.