Author: Laura Vickers

Order! Order!

  |   Events, Latest News, Updates from the Bench

Following consultation earlier this year, the President of the Family Division has released numerous comprehensive draft standard orders for use in all family proceedings.   It is important for practitioners to note the Practice Guidance issued in respect of the use of the orders.  Use is not...

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Newsletter May 2018

  |   Latest News, Updates from the Bench

Our local Circuit Judge "team" of HHJ Handley, HHJ George and (our newest addition) HHJ Godwin have today issued a joint Newsletter, updating practitioners on performance and issuing a few timely reminders of best practice.   Of particular note is the need for advocates to be ready...

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New Year, New Forms

  |   Latest News

HMCTS has issued new forms for the use in divorce/dissolution and Children Act cases.  The forms have been amended to reflect recent changes to the domestic violence provisions and MIAM exemptions.   The following forms are affected: C100 Form FM1 Form A Form A1 Form B   The amended forms have already taken effect...

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Family Justice Day 2017

  |   Education & Training, Events, Latest News

The Leicester & Leicestershire Family Justice Board prides itself on the quality of our annual training conferences – or Family Justice Days – organised by our Education Sub-committee.  2017 has been no exception.   Entitled “Can you hear us?  Older children in the family justice system” the...

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Hair Strand Drug Testing

  |   Case Updates, Latest News

Lawyers and social care professionals alike will be familiar with the deployment of "hair strand testing" for analysis of a suspected illicit substance consumption.  These reports are often commissioned within public law child protection proceedings to provide evidence to the Court as to what drugs...

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