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Arbitration or Court?
Even before Covid-19 changed all our lives, the Family Court had been creaking under the weight of cases before it, with Judges and Court staff having significant caseloads; whilst practitioners and clients frequently experienced weeks and months of delays for hearings and papers to be received.
Domestic Abuse Act 2021
You would have heard in the news that the
new Domestic Abuse bill has been passed
by the Government. Its aim is to provide
further protection for those who experience
domestic abuse and strengthen measures
to tackle perpetrators.
No Fault Divorce
The Government has finally set
the date when No Fault Divorce will come
into effect – disappointingly it is not until
6 April 2022 when previous indications
had been it would be with us around
now, in the Autumn of 2021.
Suspended sentence for woman who live streamed video of boyfriend's trial
February 18th, 2021
A woman who live streamed her partner’s Crown court trial on Facebook after videoing from the public gallery has received a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
The Voice of the Child
Understandably when we deal with a separating or divorcing couple, the main concerns we hear first are about their children. For me, this is particularly why I established JLS’ primary ethos to be talking to every client about dispute resolution options.