Talking about Family Law

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  • How to cut through court delays Last week a headline appeared in a national newspaper declaring: “Long court delays lead to boom in private divorces”. But what exactly is...
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    The Judicial Executive Board (‘JEB’), through which the Lord Chief Justice exercises executive and leadership responsibilities for the judiciary, has published its response to a consultation concerning possible reforms to...
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    It has been reported that delays at the country’s largest Divorce Centre at Bury St Edmunds reached ‘unprecedented levels’ in 2018. The report, contained in the Law Society Gazette,...
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    The justice secretary, David Gauke, has confirmed that he will bring in legislation enacting no-fault divorce, in the next session of Parliament. The announcement brings this long-awaited reform a...
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    It’s always nice to receive positive testimonials from satisfied customers, especially when you have created an innovative new service for them. Without such feedback, it’s not always easy to...
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    Last week the National Centre for Social Research published findings from this year’s British Social Attitudes Survey which revealed that almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that...
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    The Government has today published a draft Domestic Abuse Bill, aimed at supporting victims and their families, and pursuing offenders. The draft Bill includes provisions to: • introduce the...
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    Last week Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, reputedly the world’s richest man, announced that he and his wife MacKenzie are seeking a divorce. The news has caused a stir amongst divorce...
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    Much has been made in the media over the last week of the success of the Ministry of Justice’s online divorce service, which was launched last April. Figures revealed...
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    The first working day of the year is supposed to be ‘Divorce Day’, the day when family lawyers receive more new divorce instructions than on any other day of...
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    We reported here last month that a Sharia court in Dubai had dismissed an application by a wife to enforce an English divorce court order that a £346 million luxury...
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    The Ministry of Justice’s consultation on reform of the legal requirements for divorce closed on Monday, the 10th of December. Responders to the consultation have included The Law Society,...
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