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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.
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.
Find resources on mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration and more.
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.
There are many reasons why separating couples can benefit from involving therapists within or alongside proceedings – and there are benefits for the solicitors or mediators too
With mental wellbeing for family lawyers even more in focus now, it is worth remembering that despite the scary statistics, there are resources and strategies to hand…
Family Law Partners and Mills & Reeve LLP have both been running their own Therapeutic Supervision schemes for some time. The firms are different in size and structure, but both have found a model that works for them.
The charity OnePlusOne has five decades of research into family breakdown and has developed models, programmes and publications that deliver. As lockdown-related family problems surge, the charity asks if the DD&S Bill might offer some glimmers of hope…
In this section, you'll find Resolution's suite of resources for mediators. This includes information on the scope of mediation, how you become a mediator, routes for professional development and much more.
Resolution's Finance Update offers you a review of significant changes and developments that have occurred over the last year.
This is an online session about the hybrid mediation process and how lawyers are involved. This session is specifically for family lawyers who may have no or only limited experience of the hybrid mediation process.
The President of the Family division has asked us to share this guidance on PDF bundles.
We have all needed to change the ways in which we work with mediation clients. Most mediators are now working online using visual technologies such as Zoom or Skype. The change to practice brings new challenges in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and especially children and young people.
With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review. Each issue we post the articles for The Review in the Knowledge and Resources section of the website to make them easily accessible and this month we will also be releasing the PDF of the whole issue online here.
In the conclusion of a two-part article on the modern law of pre-nups, we explore how the law has developed with respect to pre-nuptial agreements since Radmacher and reflect on what this may mean for the future.
In this article for The Review David Burrows takes a look at the case law resulting from the period February to March 2020.
Family Law in Partnership reflections arising from Simon Sugar’s presentation for Resolution, January 2020 for The Review.
This case highlights a number of issues, including the approach to valuing/ capitalising income streams, the importance of the valuer’s market knowledge, and discounts to capitalised figures to reflect non-matrimonial source of income stream. It also shows the encouragement of amortisation and step down, and involved the phenomenon of “hot-tubbing” experts.
The fallout from the controversial judgment in F v H and what it will mean for judicial training. In this article for The Review Anna-Laura Lock and Selena Arbe-Barnes take a look at this new situation.
Is the Domestic Abuse Bill the rescue craft sought by the family justice system? This article for The Review takes a look at it.
With so many people’s financial positions likely to change suddenly, what are the chances of setting aside or varying an order made in more stable times?
With the global economic markets in turmoil, valuations being undermined immediately, many businesses on the edge of an abyss, the housing market effectively frozen and widespread furlough leave and redundancies, there cannot be a more difficult time for financial remedy practitioners to advise clients on the merits (or not) of pursuing or settling financial claims.
With Covid-19 shifting cases overnight to digital-only, there is an urgent need to consider transparency issues, as well as ensuring our clients are not being left behind in the new processes.
On 17 March 2020 the Family Division noted in a statement that “there is an urgent need to increase the use of telephone and video technology immediately to hold remote hearings where possible. Emergency legislation is being drafted which is likely to contain clauses that expand the powers in criminal courts to use technology in a wider range of hearings. The Civil Procedure Rules and Family Procedure Rules provide for considerable flexibility. We also encourage you to work with your local court staff to identify work which could be done from home.”
Changes to the financial remedy courts that had been planned before readers had heard of Covid-19 may turn out to have been quite spectacularly well-timed…