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Judges: Children suffer when a parent has no solicitor

The Magistrates Association has been surveyed anonymously by online media firm BuzzFeed, illustrating a damning assessment on the decline in the number of parents legally represented at court in family law cases and the adverse impact this falling representation has on the prospects of success for those parents and the continued drain on the court’s finite resources. Magistrates in the family …

unmarried

Calls for unmarried couples reform marches on

Momentum for a change in the law affecting unmarried couples has gathered pace in recent years, reflecting the status of unmarried couples as the fastest growing relationship type in England and Wales, which has doubled in the last 20 years. Unmarried couples living up and down the land appear to be widely unaware that they are at risk of financial …