Yesterday, an English family lawyer organisation sent out a press release. You might have missed it. Resolution reported: ‘The Department of Work and Pensions) has announced that the Help and Support for Separated Families … mark scheme and the Sorting out Separation (SOS) website have been discontinued.’ You certainly might have missed the implications. The … Continue reading Global lessons from the Department of Work and Pensions: joy in heaven for a repentant sinner?
I am Head of Innovation and Technology at Family Law Partners, a firm of solicitors on the south coast in Brighton. The core team jumped from a large regional firm to open up here in 2011. I have been a family lawyer since I qualified in 1997. My first job was managing the Victims’ Support … Continue reading Activists Speaking 6: Alan’s Story – Alan Larkin of Family Law Partners
There is nothing like having a former Attorney General to give a bit of a buzz to a new university law department. And Chris Bentley has certainly done that for new kid on the Toronto educational block, Ryerson. He is managing director of its LIZ, Legal Innovation Zone. Ryerson rocked the stately world of Ontario … Continue reading Buzz, LIZ and Family Law
Family law is specific to each jurisdiction but there are common elements. In most countries, divorce operates under the supervision of the courts and, thus, amounts to the largest single source of civil court claims after debt. Canada deals with around 70,000 divorces a year. England and Wales has over 106,000; Australia around 48,000 and … Continue reading Access to Justice in Family Matters: seven ways that technology might help
This is an edited version of a contribution to a Resolution conference entitled ‘Changing Practices: unbundling family legal services – getting the service right’ held in London on 28 November. It incorporates some of the insights from discussion. In June 2014, the Legal Education Foundation published a series of papers on law, technology and access to … Continue reading Family Law and Technology