Month: August 2021


£800k additional funding for mediation vouchers

The government have committed a further £800,000 of additional funding for Family Mediation vouchers; providing thousands more families with the opportunity to access up to £500 toward the cost of mediation. The aim of the scheme is to keep “easily resolvable” cases out of the already over-subscribed family courts system. The additional funding comes as […]Read More


Ampla Finance announces appointment of new CEO

Ampla Finance, the legal finance provider, has today announced the appointment of Richard Kennerley as its new CEO. Richard joins at a period of significant growth for Ampla, which is experiencing strong demand for its matrimonial and estate loan products, providing individuals with quick access to flexible finance to cover divorce proceedings and loans to […]Read More


Equality, diversity and inclusion update 2021

For some firms, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has taken a back seat as a consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns, but now that things are getting back to some semblance of normality it is important that all firms ensure their EDI policies and procedures are fit for purpose and operate effectively on a day-to-day basis, […]Read More


How unexplained wealth orders help in the international fight against

Unexplained wealth orders were introduced four years ago to help tackle the problem of money laundering by high net worth individuals, often with foreign and political connections.  Here, Ellen Sanchenko, Criminal Litigation and Regulatory specialist solicitor at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP, explains how they work – and whether they are operating as intended. The concept […]Read More


Marriage rates continue to fall

Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows that marriages are decreasing and couples are getting older. ONS figures for marriages in 2018 show that there were 234,795 marriages in England and Wales; a decrease of 3.3% compared with 2017 and the lowest since 2009. Marriage rates for opposite-sex couples were also the lowest on […]Read More