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MPs warn against legal aid reforms in divorce cases – The Guardian

“Making eligibility for legal aid in divorce and custody cases dependent on accusations of domestic violence will create a ‘perverse incentive’ that encourages false allegations, according to a group of MPs.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Divorce: Couples face new mediation rules and warnings – BBC News

“Divorces in England and Wales could become quicker, less stressful and cheaper, but there are fears people will miss out on advice.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wife loses bid for bigger payout from estranged husband – Daily Telegraph

“The estranged wife of a former banker who argued that £4.8 million was not enough to live on yesterday lost a High Court bid for a larger slice of his wealth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family lawyers face up to challenges ahead – Law Society’s Gazette

“Family law is facing an unprecedented year of change, with practitioners under intense pressure to be innovative if they want to maintain the viability of their practices. Some family law departments are already downsizing, or are being closed, as experienced practitioners move firms or set up their own niche practices. However, others are embracing change and are among their firms’ top teams in terms of fee income and profitability.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Divorce: Mediation should help married couples split up – BBC News

“A major shake-up of the family court procedures in England and Wales comes into effect on 6 April 2011.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

News release: More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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