Litigants in person, funding and the Family Law Update

By: Juliet
On: Monday, 12 January, 2015

Practitioners cannot help but be aware of the issues in the
family law arena post-LASPO, and there have been a recent spate of cases where
the lack of funding available in the family courts has been brought into focus.

In the 2014 case Q v Q; Re B; Re C (Private Law: Public
Funding)
[2014] EWFC 31, the President of the Family
Division, Sir James Munby gave a warning that, in certain cases, where funding
could not be made available from any other source, the Ministry of Justice
could (and, where necessary, would) be ordered to meet the legal costs of a
litigant in person in …read more

Source: Family Law News