Month: November 2021

Latest News uncategorised

Flexibility overtakes pay as top priority for practitioners

Flexibility has overtaken pay as the top priority for practitioners entering the jobs market, according to new research by legal recruitment consultancy, Realm Recruit. As part of its annual market research conducted in June 2021, Realm Recruit surveyed more than 100 practitioners on a number of topics, including jobseeker status, employee engagement, wellbeing and pay. […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

New cyber laws to protect smart devices from hackers

New government legislation has been introduced to protect people’s smart devices from being hacked. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill will give ministers new powers to bring in tougher security standards for device makers, including: Banning of easy-to-guess default passwords preloaded on devices. All products now need unique passwords that cannot be reset to […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Resolution’s “Good Divorce Week” embraces a child-focused approach to separation

Resolution will be holding Good Divorce Week next week (29 November – 3 December), where they’ll be aiming to kickstart a national conversation about how parents can embrace a child-focused approach to separation.  The week-long programme will focus on a number of tools and initiatives that can help family practitioners and their clients navigate the challenging experience […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Consultation could pave the way for APP fraud refunds

A consultation from the Payment Systems Regulator could see legislation introduced forcing banks to refund those affected by authorised push payment (APP) fraud. APP fraud is typically perpetrated by criminals impersonating trusted individuals and organisations in order to trick people into authorising a payment to an account controlled by a criminal. The criminals will send […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Too many witness statements “in breach of proper professional standards”

Sir Andrew McFarlane has released memorandums this week warning family law practitioners over the preparation of witness statements and drafting orders. The president of the Family Division said too many witness statements have been prepared ‘in breach of proper professional standards.’ He went on to describe how too many statements were quoting from documents, seeking to […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Judge criticises couple over “aggressive” divorce costing £2.3 million

In the judgment of Crowther v Crowther & Ors handed down last week, Mr Justice Peel criticised both parties and their lawyers for a lack of co-operation resulting in “enormous” legal costs. Mr Justice Peel stated that there had been an “almost complete breakdown of constructive communication” between the divorcing husband and wife during proceedings. […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Financial penalties where mediation is not “default” choice

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has re-iterated the government’s desire to make mediation a “default” option when it comes to family proceedings by suggesting that parents would face financial penalties for bringing unnecessary claims to court. The thinking is being driven by the view that too many parents are bringing claims to an already overstretched courts […]Read More

Partner News uncategorised

Ampla Finance name Louise Hall as new Chief Product Officer

Ampla Finance, the legal finance provider, has today announced that Louise Hall has been appointed as the business’ very first Chief Product Officer. In this newly-created role, Louise will be responsible for enhancing existing and developing new products across both Ampla’s matrimonial and legacy service lines. Louise will also lead the business’ efforts expanding its […]Read More

Latest News uncategorised

Is your workplace set up to support the 1 in

Following National Fertility Week last week, Fertility Matters at Work is sharing its workplace education and policy programme to raise awareness of fertility issues and their impact in the workplace, supporting organisations in becoming “fertility friendly” – an important topic that relates to mental health, workplace wellness and women’s reproductive health. Fertility Matters at Work […]Read More