FLBMail 1 Sept 2014

Welcome to the 17th FLBMail of 2014. I trust that you have all had an enjoyable and restful Summer and are now ready for the numerous changes and developments that are afoot. The President issued his 13th View on 16 August; it is entitled “The process of reform: an update.” Naturally it is on the website(…)

FLBMail 30 July 2014

Advocates’ Bundle Payments: I refer to the FLBmail sent out on Monday this week. I regret to report that the MoJ has maintained its position while providing no rationale for making the challenged changes to the Regulations and Guidance. As far as contact notes are concerned please report to me any cases where it was(…)

FLBMail 28 July 2014

Last week’s FLBmail was deliberately short and focussed entirely on Family Affairs, which was published onto the website on Monday evening, 21st July. It is now Summer holiday time and I do not propose to send FLBmails during August. But there are three important matters about which you need to be aware now. Advocates’ Bundle(…)

FLBMail 21 July 2014

In this, the 14th FLBMail of 2014, there is only one thing I wish to talk about: FAMILY AFFAIRS The summer 2014 issue of Family Affairs will be available online tomorrow morning: http://flba.co.uk/familyaffairs/ (please use the forgotten password box on the flba homepage if you don’t know your password, or email support@flba.co.uk if you are(…)

FLBMail 7 July 2014

13th FLBmail of 2014                                                                                       7th July   Family Affairs In two weeks Philip Cayford QC will produce what will be (regrettably) his last edition of Family Affairs (not the last). As ever Philip needs your input. Any member who would like to contribute please email Philip: PCayford@29br.co.uk In particular we need reports and photographs from(…)

FLBMail 23 June 2014

Welcome to the 12th FLBmail of 2014 New FLBA administrator I am delighted to welcome Asha Rodel as our new administrator with immediate effect. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Marketing, Communications & Advertising. Her most recent post was Events Co-ordinator for Penningtons Manches, a post she filled whilst the previous holder was(…)

FLBMail 9 June 2014

President’s 12th View is attached to this email. It sets out the further developments that users of the Family Court can expect in the ensuing few months. In particular the President is focussing his attention on financial remedies. There is a now a Financial Remedies Working Group, tasked with producing something analogous to CAP: the(…)

FLBMail 12 May 2014

Welcome to the 9th FLBmail of 2014. I write this shortly after my return from …   Cumberland Lodge 9th to 11th May The weekend was most stimulating and enjoyable. The weather was awful, with strong winds and heavy downpours but there were plenty of laughs and warmth inside the lecture room. All the speakers(…)

FLBMail : 28 April 2014

Welcome to the first FLBmail following the arrival of the Family Court. I doubt that any of you felt the earth rumble, saw a flash of lightning or heard a crash of thunder on the morning of 22nd April. But do not be complacent as there is much work to do in order to get to(…)

FLBMail 7 April 2014

Welcome to the 7th FLBmail of 2014 LASPO This week was the first anniversary of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. The Bar Council has marked that anniversary by launching a major research project on its impact, starting with a survey of the family and civil Bar, costs lawyers, clerks and practice(…)