Online employment law specialist targets divorce and conveyancing

25 April 2024

The founder of an online employment law firm which specialises in settlement agreements has said he is planning to launch two similar ABSs – one for no-fault divorce and the other for conveyancing.

Leading law firm obtained order for client’s divorce “in error”

12 April 2024

One of the country’s highest-profile family law firms obtained a final order of divorce for a client in error without her instructions or authority, it has emerged.

Solicitors launch self-help divorce tool

4 April 2024

A new self-help divorce and separation tool, created by two solicitors formerly at City firm Withers, is aiming to help clients with no or limited budgets for legal advice.

Family judge tells divorcing couples to use ADR before going to court

19 March 2024

A Family Court judge has told divorcing couples that the court expects them to make “a serious effort” to resolve their differences before issuing proceedings.

Students come to aid of unrepresented divorcing couples at court

13 March 2024

Students in Teesside are to provide free help and guidance to unrepresented people attending first hearing dispute resolution appointments at Middlesbrough Family Court. Teesside University’s law clinic has been given permission to attend the court on Tuesdays, the day these… Read More

Profession disappointed with slim Budget pickings

7 March 2024

The legal profession yesterday expressed disappointment at the lack of attention given to the justice system in the Budget, which will see the Ministry of Justice’s expenditure fall next year.

Value of legal services market “to hit £50bn” this year

21 February 2024

The legal services market will continue to grow in 2024, hitting a turnover of £50bn with a “resilient” corporate law sector boosted by “stronger economic conditions” later in the year.

PI partner turned family lawyer challenges “aggressive” divorce bills

14 February 2024

A former personal injury specialist turned family lawyer has condemned “aggressive billing” in his new practice area and called for reforms to reduce costs.

CA warns against misuse of judgment clarification procedure

12 February 2024

The delivery of a judgment “is not a transactional process”, the Court of Appeal has warned, saying the clarification procedure was being misused in family cases.

Woman fails in contempt bid over application to debar her solicitors

9 February 2024

A woman has failed in her bid to bring contempt proceedings against her ex-husband and his business associate, who she claimed conspired in an attempt to stop her instructing certain solicitors.

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