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With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review but help is at hand. For every issue we will be publishing the articles here in the Knowledge and Resources section of our website as well as the pdf of the printed version.
We bring together a selection of digital resources and learning materials that can be accessed to learn at home.
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.
During this time of special arrangements for everyone due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are aware that all our members are doing their upmost to continue to serve the needs of clients.
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.
In BSA v NVT  EWHC 2906 (Fam) Williams J considered, inter alia, an appeal from a father against an order for enforcement of a recital to a consent order.
A review of the High Court Family Division case of FC v MC  EWHC 154 (Fam) (29 January 2021).
It is now 12 months since family law has been forced into something of a digital revolution and, as such, you may be forgiven for wondering why the Innovation Committee felt it may be helpful to publish a review about bundling software options now – a year on.
As an articled clerk in 1994 I discreetly joined LAGLA, the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, and I recall receiving their newsletters at home in plain brown envelopes, long before emails. All their meetings and events seemed to be held in London, where I suspected it was perhaps easier to be “out” as a lawyer than it was in the provinces.
Will the law against champerty soften in the name of access to justice?
A new guide sets out the regulatory and compliance aspects of third-party funding.
The pilot project from Law for Life and Resolution launched immediately before Covid, but after an initial dip the service is in great demand – and working for the panel lawyers too.
The Family Solutions Group’s report is weighty and chimes with much Resolution stands for, but there are parts of its recommendations that raise questions .
The remote experience does not need to be a lesser form of mediation – in fact, it can create its own advantages.
This judgment of Hayden J contains a wealth of advice and definitions to help practitioners with these difficult cases, including analysis of ‘the context of wider behaviour’.
With a wealth of new material online, and as we ponder the future of training and of family practice, there is one all-important question for the Training and Learning Committee: is it working for Resolution members? Here is a selection of feedback and there will soon be a survey for you to add yours….
Two recent cases have clarified the position where parents disagree on whether to vaccinate their children, and a local authority’s position when considering children in its care.
In this article for The Review, Naomi Hayward attends the pilot of the “Essential Skills for Working Relationships” and reports back on it.
Edward Cooke, chair of Resolution’s Training and Learning Committee, looks at how training and learning needs will continue to evolve in view of changes brought about by the pandemic and other developments in family practice.
Each month, Resolution pulls together all the latest news for legal aid practitioners. This is the April 2021 edition.
Resolution’s views on the amended FRC Good Practice Protocol are set out below. We have no specific comments on the Overall structure and Lead Judge document.
In terms of religious festivities this April, the three main monotheistic faiths will each be observing a particular element which involves discipline and focus. Christians worldwide will be observing Easter. Members of the Jewish faith will be observing Passover.
New podcast series from Resolution, with guest experts discussing topical issues in Family Law.
Sarah Hoskinson, Partner at Burges Salmon and Philip Way, Partner at Mills & Reeve discuss the Pension Advisory Group report and latest developments.
Each month, Resolution pulls together all the latest news for legal aid practitioners. This is the March 2021 edition.