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  • Parents get 1 hour a day to themselves
    British parents get less than one hour to themselves every day, a new study has revealed. A poll of 2,000 parents found that, on average, the amount of time they have to themselves in a single day is just 48 minutes. For most this does not occur until almost 9pm ... read more
    Published on 09-23-2017
    19 hours ago
  • Lawyers should embrace technology says President
    The family justice system must recognise an increasing appetite for online options, the President of the Family Division has declared. Speaking at YRes, a conference for recently qualified solicitors, Sir James Munby highlighted the growing importance of technology in the delivery of justice. While acknowledging that not every case is ... read more
    Published on 09-22-2017
    1 day ago
  • Cafcass figures, McKenzie friends, and more
    A week in family law Cafcass has published its latest figures for care applications and private law demand, for August 2017, and the news was again mixed. In that month the service received a total of 1,241 care applications, which is a 1.5 per cent decrease compared with those received ... read more
    Published on 09-22-2017
    1 day ago
  • The Supreme Court: Under new management (from Solicitors Journal)
    This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 05/09/17, and is reproduced by kind permission. This is our final appearance in the magazine. From 2 October the Supreme Court will be under new management as Baroness Hale of Richmond assumes the role of president, following the retirement of her (actually slightly ... read more
    Published on 09-22-2017
    1 day ago
  • Labour: bring back legal aid
    The government should spend an additional £400 million a year in order to create a more generous legal aid system, Labour have recommended. Prior to their party conference, which kicks off on Sunday in Brighton, the party has issued a report critical of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of ... read more
    Published on 09-22-2017
    2 days ago