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16th June 2020

Legal Aid Agency faces High Court Challenge over eligibility requirements

You may have heard or seen media reports that the Legal Aid Agency is currently facing a High Court challenge over its decision not to provide legal aid to a woman seeking to sort out arrangements for her children, and to contest an application by her ex-partner to sell their home.

Introduced in 2012, LASPO (the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act) rendered large cuts to legal aid in England and Wales.

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12th June 2020

No fault-divorce may be on the horizon

On 8 June the government’s bill introducing no-fault divorce in England and Wales moved a step closer, following a debate and vote in the House of Commons. It has already received the approval of the House of Lords.

A 2019 YouGov poll showed 73% of the public were in favour of reforms to divorce law, and a separate YouGov poll commissioned by Resolution showed that 71% of the public felt that no-fault divorce was needed to protect the long-term interests of children.

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4th June 2020

Online Divorce – Worth the paper it’s written on?

Going through a divorce has generally been a time consuming exercise, which adds considerable stress to both parties. However, Family lawyers are now being given an option of completing applications online in an attempt to expedite the process.

Our specialist Family lawyers at Cartwright King are using this process to ensure a swifter resolution is offered to their clients in comparison to traditional paper filing methods.

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