Our local Circuit Judge "team" of HHJ Handley, HHJ George and (our newest addition) HHJ Godwin have today issued a joint Newsletter, updating practitioners on performance and issuing a few timely reminders of best practice. Of particular note is the need for advocates to be ready...Read More
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The President of the Family Division has issued renewed guidance reiterating the obligations placed on Local Authorities and the Court when dealing with cases involving parents who have learning disabilities. The guidance can be downloaded here and from our INFORMATION CENTRE....Read More
The Northampton Family Court is hosting a training event entitled "Contact and the child - in public and private law proceedings". It is taking place on 11th May 2018 at The Learning Hub, One Angel Square, Northampton and the cost is £55 per person. The booking...Read More
The President of the Family Division has produced new guidance as to when family cases should be issued in the High Court and explaining in detail the interplay between the Family Court and the High Court. The guidance can be found here....Read More
HMCTS has issued new forms for the use in divorce/dissolution and Children Act cases. The forms have been amended to reflect recent changes to the domestic violence provisions and MIAM exemptions. The following forms are affected: C100 Form FM1 Form A Form A1 Form B The amended forms have already taken effect...Read More
The Leicester & Leicestershire Family Justice Board prides itself on the quality of our annual training conferences – or Family Justice Days – organised by our Education Sub-committee. 2017 has been no exception. Entitled “Can you hear us? Older children in the family justice system” the...Read More
The Leicester and Leicestershire Family Law Training Association, Chaired by Martin Kingerley, present this year's FJB Day. All Early Bird Tickets are now SOLD OUT and there are limited tickets still available. This year's conference has a fantastic line up and is taking place on Friday 3rd...Read More