"Bringing Families Together"

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

'Huge implications' of Family Court changes

Page last updated at 08:26 GMT, Friday, 3 December 2010

Inside the family courts

Last month the government announced it was planning to remove most Legal Aid from private law cases in the Family Courts. These include matters of divorce, separation, custody and residence for children.

The aim of the change is to push more separating parents to solve their problems through mediation, which is a cheaper, more permanent and less fraught route.

But judges and lawyers within the Family Courts say that many cases will not be resolved that way. They believe difficult complex and entrenched cases will still come to court, but without lawyers.

Article continues at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9247000/9247335.stm

Today Programme BBC Radio 4 Friday 03Dec10

Page last updated at 09:21 GMT, Friday, 3 December 2010


'Huge implications' of Family Court changes

There are considerable concerns within the family courts about the government's plans to remove legal aid from private law cases.

Sanchia Berg reports on the possible impact of the changes.

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