‘Shocking’ toll of women killed by men renews call for safe spaces

Women’s Aid census shows nine out of 10 victims were murdered by someone they knew.

Full story: The Observer

Law Soc publishes behavioural research of consumers choosing divorce services

Price comparison particularly difficult in respect of family law disputes.

Full story: Family Law Week

14,000 new cases of FGM in two years highlights scale of the challenge: LGA

20 cases recorded in last quarter where the procedure was undertaken in the UK.

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Select Committee examines proposed HFEA order to remedy discrimination against single parents

Call for submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018.

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Concern over adopter numbers as figures show ‘no continued decline’ in adoptions

Adoption decisions and placement orders have stabilised since landmark court judgements caused a slump, the Adoption Leadership Board has said.

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Financial Remedies Courts should lead to ‘greater predictability’

Legal experts believe new Financial Remedies Courts should provide claimants and respondents with greater predictability, when resolving financial claims on relationship breakdown.

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Justice minister pours cold water on growing calls to fund early legal advice

The government yesterday damped down hopes that it would consider funding greater access to early legal advice.

Full story: Legal Futures

MoJ scraps legal aid restrictions for victims of domestic violence

New rules removing time limit and allowing admission of fresh categories of evidence will come into force in January.

Full story: The Guardian

Social worker to take legal claim over impact of ‘unfair’ criticism from judge to European Court

The social worker was given permission to disclose documents relating to her case to the European Court of Human Rights.

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Single parent surrogacy – remedial order goes to Parliament

Law likely to be changed in 2018.

Full story: Family Law Week

President's circular: Financial Remedies Courts

Circular released by the President on 1 December 2017 in which he proposes to pilot the FRC in three places starting in February 2018.

Full story: Family Law Hub