Entries by Rebecca Blackwood

Domestic Violence Fees to be Scrapped

The fees for non-molestation and occupation orders (and forced marriage protection orders) in domestic violence cases, presently at £75, are to be scrapped from 22nd April 2014; the day when the single family court is created.  This is part of the fee changes in civil and family courts in England and Wales that aim to […]

Reporting Restrictions Lifted

The Court of Protection and family Courts are criticised for their ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘secrecy’.  Following return from the Christmas break practitioners may have noticed that judges in the county court and above have been delivering their judgment in public.