Legal aid cuts have left family courts ‘at breaking point’

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 29 July, 2014

People facing child custody and divorce cases without proper advice as private arbitrations rise, says lawyer’s body Resolution

The family courts system is at breaking point due to delays caused by unrepresented litigants and overstretched judges, according to the body that represents lawyers and professionals in divorce hearings.

Jo Edwards, a solicitor and the newly appointed chair of Resolution, fears that a two-tier system of justice is emerging where private clients opt out of overcrowded, slow-moving public courts in favour of private arbitration hearings.

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Source: Money: Divorce |