Category Archive: (MOJ) Ministry of Justice

Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Public appointments to the Family Justice Council

Christina Blacklaws, John Daly, District Judge Gordon-Saker, and Dominic Raeside have been appointed as members of the Family Justice Council.     We are pleased to announce that Christina Blacklaws, John Daly, District Judge Gordon-Saker and ,Dominic Raeside have been appointed by the Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the President of the Family Division, to …

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Nov 20

WALES/ENGLAND – Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill introduced into the House of Lords

Bill published and will receive second reading in October 2013   The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 30 July 2013. It is due to receive its second reading on the 22nd October 2013. The Bill includes reforms which would: ensure that where a couple are married or in a …

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Nov 20

WALES/ENGLAND – ACCESS TO DISTRICT JUDGE OF THE DAY TO BE REFORMED

The Senior Designated Family Judge for London, His Honour Judge Altman, has announced that HM Courts & Tribunal Service will no longer be able to allocate a District Judge of the Day on a daily basis.     The District Judge of the Day has provided a point of access in London for parties making applications …

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May 26

WALES/ENGLAND – Ministers seek to cut £50m legal aid bill for expert witnesses in family courts

Ministry of justice says it wants to introduce new standards to ensure only highest calibre of evidence is permitted The Ministry of Justice, which is proposing a fresh round of cuts to legal aid. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Too many expert witnesses are being paid to give evidence of little value in family courts, according …

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Apr 20

WALES/ENGLAND – MoJ seeks to streamline fee remission

New consultation published with a view to a single system for all courts as part of the Government’s strategy ‘to protect access to justice’ The Ministry of Justice has published a consultation paper outlining plans for a single system for assessing whose courts fees should be remitted. The review has been prompted by three factors …

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Mar 31

WALES/ENGLAND – Guidance on private family law and finance cases in scope from 1 April 2013

Helping you understand rules for private family law children and finance cases from 1 April 2013 Guidance is available to help you understand the new rules on legal aid for children and finance matters in private family law cases from 1 April 2013. Key changes were made in this area under the Legal Aid, Sentencing …

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