More legal aid provision is needed to help families and friends to look after children and avoid them having to go into care.
Children who could be placed in the care of their local authority are facing delays of almost a year for their cases to be started, according to the latest family court data.
In spring 2022, the Law Society of England and Wales became an observer member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).
Newly published statistics for April 2021 to April 2022, show more than 12,000 new divorce applications were filed as ‘no-fault’ divorce came into effect.
We cautiously welcome a £5.4 million investment in a mediation voucher scheme to help families resolve legal issues outside court, but more is needed to address the backlog.
A positive shake-up of legal aid financial eligibility criteria risks being undermined by a failure to account for spiralling inflation, according to independent research.