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This guidance for Family and County Court Judges through the COVID-19 pandemic was issued by the Judiciary of England and Wales on 23 March 2020.
As with most areas of contentious law, having to instruct a criminal or family lawyer is seldom a happy process for the client. Unfortunately, the nature of relationship breakdown means that all too often family proceedings result in the need for criminal advice.
The president of the family division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued the following guidance which should be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division.
Family courts in England and Wales are increasingly dealing with international family law cases – much more so than even just a few years ago – indeed there is every likelihood that Brexit will increase the amount of litigation in England and Wales.
Adele Ballantyne, Director of Eleda Consultancy and Marcie Shaoul Director of Rolling Stone Coaching have come together to talk about how to effectively build online relationships with clients.
As part of Resolution's Code of Practice members are asked to use the Good Practice Guides as part of their day to day work. These represent Resolution's core value and are designed to offer knowledge and guidance to our members.
Rein Sikveland presented the following talk as part of one of our Code in Practice events in September 2019.
Dr James Warner spoke at the Children and Family law forum, this interactive session explored some of the common mental illnesses and how they affect mental capacity. Delegates developed an understanding of how to spot mental illness in clients and what to do if they suspect incapacity due to mental illness
This guidance has been jointly agreed between Resolution and The Law Society. Particular thanks and acknowledgements are recorded here to The Law Society and Resolution
Clive Weir reports on the latest news regarding the reforms to public sector pensions.
The LAA has published an update on the civil legal advice telephone service.
The Legal Aid Agency has published new guidance on high cost cases and CWA codes
Resolution's response to the Law Commissions consultation - Building families through surrogacy: A new law.
The Help & Support for Separated Families Mark (HSSF Mark) identifies professionals who promote collaboration between parents.
Family Procedure Rules 2010 - Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers when determining issues relating to costs: Resolution’s response to the Family Procedure Rule Committee
This annual workshop was a perfect opportunity to step back and think about the ways and methods of accreditating family law mediators. Ian Walker reports for The Review.
This was the main question which arose for determination in H v W  EWHC 1897 (Fam), in which deputy High Court judge Clare Ambrose carried out a detailed analysis of the scope of s57 of the Arbitration Act 1996, in the context of a financial arbitration under the IFLA scheme.
The new 160-page guide to pensions on divorce is “a stiff read”, but given the expertise of its authors, it should be mandatory reading for family practitioners. Mark Penston reports on it for The Review.
Universal credit has been on the cards for what seems like years now, but its malign effects are starting to show up in cases. Anita Mehta looks at this for The Review.
Nicki Norman, Acting co-chief executive of Women’s Aid, reports for The Review on how Women’s Aid has been campaigning for safety first policies and measures in the family courts.
The FPRC want views from practitioners on whether Calderbank offers should be admissible in considering conduct for the purposes of r28.3 FPR. The deadline for responding is 31 October 2019. So what are the pros and cons?
As with most things in life, there are positives and negatives of McKenzie Friends, as personal experience and the case law show.
Whilst studying at law school, I volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) as a McKenzie Friend, assisting victims of domestic abuse in obtaining non-molestation and occupation orders in the courts. This gave me a personal insight into how the work of McKenzie Friends can be invaluable.
Feedback on the Judicial Executive Board’s consultation on McKenzie Friends shows there is still a broad range of views on the current position and possible changes. So what are the ground rules?
Are you ready for the new SRA standards, regulations and guidance? They provide more flexibility than before, but that doesn’t mean they are less onerous.
Lady Hale’s speech on “What is a 21st century family” is a must read for any family practitioner. It provides a thorough summary of how the law has treated the concept of a “family” over the past 50 years and, by doing so, points forward to how it may develop. In this article for The Review Bethan Carr breaks down Lady Hale's speech.