Month: April 2021


Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

News the Domestic Abuse Bill has received Royal Assent was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales. Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic abuse victims particularly vulnerable – often trapped indoors with their alleged abuser in increasingly volatile situations. It is vital the justice system […]Read More


New Pilot to disclose Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

An approved new pilot scheme is to bring in new provision for communicating Forced Marriage (FMPOs) and Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPOs). On behalf of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Wolfson QC (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice) has confirmed his approval of one new pilot Practice Direction supplementing the Family Procedure Rules (FPR) 2010, […]Read More


Update: Domestic Abuse Bill continues to progress

Update Today (29th April) the Domestic Abuse Bill recieves Royal Assent. ________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday (27th April), the House of Commons considered the Commons amendments on the Domestic Abuse Bill. The latest information surrounding the Bill is available here.  ___________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday (26th April), the House of Commons considered the Lords amendments on the Domestic Abuse Bill.  The […]Read More


LSB set out how regulators can use technology to increase

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has outlined how legal services regulators can actively support technology and innovation that safely increase access to legal services. By working together, regulators can create an environment that ‘de-risks’ innovation and reduces uncertainty for tech providers and consumers. The LSB makes it clear that regulation has an important role in […]Read More


Risk Management Week Online with Legal Eye

Join Legal Eye for a series of events from 18-20 May 2021 focusing on how law firms should be adapting risk management strategy and processes in response to the pandemic and as restrictions start to ease. We’re bringing together the SRA, law firm leaders, MLROs, COLPS and COFAs, industry commentators, compliance experts and a series […]Read More


Domestic Abuse Protocol

The Designated Family Judges of London and the South East have agreed on a Domestic Abuse protocol regarding the issuing of applications for Family Law Act orders. Please see the protocol below or download a PDF here. Please note that the protocol only covers London and the South East. Protocol for London and the South […]Read More


Cafcass recruiting for newly qualified social workers

Cafcass are looking to grow highly skilled professionals who’ll ensure that the voice of the child comes first. Their Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) programme is now open for applications for soon-to-be qualified Social Workers (or those who have recently gained a recognised qualification) who want exceptional grounding in children’s social care. This programme is […]Read More


HNW-specialists announce launch of legal practice

Specialist family law practitioners Julian Ribet, Alistair Myles and Laura Geraghty are delighted to announce the launch of their legal practice; Ribet Myles LLP. Headquartered in the heart of legal London off Chancery Lane, the firm provides discreet, effective legal advice and assistance to families and individuals of high- and ultra-high net worth both across […]Read More


Cafcass see record number of new cases

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, known as Cafcass have recorded their busiest ever month since their records began back in 2003. Cafcass supports over 140,000 children every year in private law and public law cases by understanding their experiences and speaking up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about […]Read More