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‘The way we are’: accessing the court after LASPO

Date:20 OCT 2014
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Designated Family Judge for Avon, North Somerset and Gloucester
Family Law

HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC Designated Family Judge for Avon  
North Somerset and Gloucestershire
Claire Wills Goldingham QC Albion Chambers Bristol
Judi Evans St Johns Chambers Bristol

The below article has been taken from the November 2014 issue of Family Law and made available ahead of print.

We are writing this article to explain a process involving fourpoints that we have put into effect in the ‘DFJ area’ of Avon North Somerset and Gloucestershire. Those four pointsare:
  1. support forlitigants in person;
  2. support for parentsand families outside and during litigation;
  3. disseminatinginformation about the above; and
  4. supporting andreinforcing the roles of family lawyers.
In developing that process the three authors of this articlehave worked with many people. We are deeply indebted and at times have beentruly humbled by what we have discovered to be available to those in need ofhelp and support.

Following the announcement in April 2013 of theimplementation of the modernisation programme people in this area have workedvery hard to achieve improvements in our public law work. I Stephen Wildblood became the Designated Family Judge in this...

Read the full article here.