Author: Laura Vickers

McKenzie Friends Consultation

  |   Latest News

Following the recent unprecedented rise in the number of litigants in person now accessing the court service, and the consequent rise in the number and variation in the quality of "McKenzie Friends" assisting LiPs, the Judicial Executive Board has issued a consultation paper proposing and...

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Transparency Project S.20 Guidance

  |   Education & Training, Latest News

Following from the Section 20 Practice Guidance issued by Leicester DFJ HHJ Bellamy, The Transparency Project have issued their own comprehensive Guidance on the use of voluntary accommodation for children by local authorities.   The Guidance was accompanied by this press release: PRESS RELEASE Family Court Transparency Charity publish guidance on...

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Rights of audience

  |   Latest News, Updates from the Bench

Trainee solicitors and legal executives should be aware that a certificate of suitability will be required, with approval from the Designated Family Judge, before rights of audience will be granted to appear in family cases.   A comprehensive guidance document can be found here, together with the...

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