Author: Laura Vickers

Sorting out Finances on Divorce

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The Family Justice Council has launched a guide for divorcing couples as to how to go about sorting out their finances and to explain what they can expect from the court process.  It is intended primarily to assist people who do not have legal advice...

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Revised Special Guardianship Guidance

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Following amendments made to the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 by the Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016, the Department of Education has issued revised Statutory Guidance in respect of the matters to be considered by local authorities conducting assessments in respect of prospective special guardianship orders...

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McKenzie Friends Consultation

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Following the recent unprecedented rise in the number of litigants in person now accessing the court service, and the consequent rise in the number and variation in the quality of "McKenzie Friends" assisting LiPs, the Judicial Executive Board has issued a consultation paper proposing and...

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Transparency Project S.20 Guidance

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Following from the Section 20 Practice Guidance issued by Leicester DFJ HHJ Bellamy, The Transparency Project have issued their own comprehensive Guidance on the use of voluntary accommodation for children by local authorities.   The Guidance was accompanied by this press release: PRESS RELEASE Family Court Transparency Charity publish guidance on...

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Rights of audience

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Trainee solicitors and legal executives should be aware that a certificate of suitability will be required, with approval from the Designated Family Judge, before rights of audience will be granted to appear in family cases.   A comprehensive guidance document can be found here, together with the...

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