Senior judge’s plea adds weight to ‘no-fault’ divorce campaign

  The call by the UK’s top family law judge for new legislation to allow ‘no-fault’ divorces reinforces the pressing need for their introduction. Sir James Munby, the president of the Family Division and Britain’s fourth most senior judge, has … Continue reading

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Three reasons why the new children’s arbitration scheme is better than going to court

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at  Jones Myers The announcement that the Institute of Family Law  Arbitrators (IFLA) has launched a Family Law Arbitration  Children Scheme is another positive step forward in  settling family disputes out of … Continue reading

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How will new family laws determine children’s fate?

Child Arrangement Orders, designed to meet the best interests of the child, rather than what a parent wants, are a cornerstone of The Children and Families Bill which becomes law on April 22. Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s department, … Continue reading

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My take on Lord Neuberger’s warning of the brutal consequences of legal aid cuts

By Peter Jones, Partner This week, Lord Neuberger, the UK’s most senior judge, warned that reforms introduced from April 1 – which will scrap legal aid for family matters including financial issues, residency and contact with children – could undermine … Continue reading

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When a holiday destination becomes home – how do you divorce?

by Fiona Kendall, partner at Jones Myers LLP Fiona is a collaborative family lawyer, with extensive knowledge of EU law and cross border cases involving Scottish and English law. When a relationship falters, going on holiday together might be seen … Continue reading

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