MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL ON 26 FEBRUARY 2016 Mr Chairman, Madam Vice Chairman, officers and members of the Association, former Presidents of the Division, distinguished guests, fellow family practitioners – On the last occasion when you kindly asked me to speak at this splendid event, I noted that the pace of reform had slowed. Our primary task(…)
Susan Jacklin QC, Chair of the FLBA, wrote an article about Access to Justice issues in The Times this week. For those without subscriptions you may download that article in pdf form here.
Read the full text of the President’s speech here.
Thousands of vulnerable people facing family breakdown could end up without legal representation because of planned changes to legal aid. The BBC reports on proposed legal aid cuts, with comment from Nicholas Cusworth QC, FLBA Chair. Read the full article on the BBC website: Families ‘hit by legal aid plans’, By Maleen Saeed.
The Bar Council and Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), which represent barristers and family barristers in England and Wales respectively, have urged the Government to take a considered and practical approach to reforming family law and not to rush to legislate, as it published its response to the Family Justice Review. Commenting on particular areas(…)