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Children deserve better from family justice system – Ministry of Justice

“The family justice system needs significant reform to tackle delays and ensure that children and families get the service they deserve, says an independent panel set up to review how the system works.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.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.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal aid cuts will cost more in long run, say judges – The Guardian

“Courts could grind to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of people represent themselves in legal cases, senior judges have warned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple given children back after judge overturns court ruling – Daily Telegraph

“A couple have been reunited with their children after a family court’s decision to separate them was overturned by a judge who criticised the ‘brisk’ nature of the original hearing.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family lawyers hail new code – Law Society’s Gazette

“Family lawyers have welcomed last week’s publication of the long-awaited Family Procedure Rules 2010, which will come into force on 6 April.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 13th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Family courts have lost authority, warns judge – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court judge has warned that the family court needs to reassert its authority to tackle the ‘lack of respect’ shown for its orders.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 29th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lets hear it for the child; Restoring the Authority of the Family Court, Blue skies and Sacred cows – Speech by Mr Justice Coleridge

Lets hear it for the child; Restoring the Authority of the Family Court, Blue skies and Sacred cows (PDF)

Speech by Mr Justice Coleridge

Association of Lawyers for Children: 21st Annual Conference, 26th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk


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