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The days of the exclusively paper-based lawyer could be numbered: the HMCTS online divorce pilot

Date:31 JUL 2018
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The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) is excited to be one of just four law firms selected to beta test the Court Services’ online divorce pilot from 31 July 2018. Though initially only the divorce petition itself, in coming months it will be the entire process from the petition through until decree absolute online via the court service portal.

The pilot will be rolled out to a further 16 firms in coming weeks before launching to the profession in the autumn. It has been available for all litigants in person since 1 May 2018 but has been held back for the legal profession for final testing.

This is an exciting new development as the Family Courts move steadily towards a digitised service. Online issuing has been commonplace in the civil courts for several years. This launch of the online divorce pilot by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is a significant step for the Family Court. 

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