Law reform developments: latest reports

Law reform developments: latest reports

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has issued two major reports regarding further family law reform:

  • the interim report of the Children and Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group dated 31 July 2014  which can be viewed here: CVWWGInterim Report
  • the report of the Financial Remedies Working Group (FRWG) which can be viewed here: MAP#REPORT (2)

The annexes to the FRWG report can be viewed here:

(Annexes 10 and 11 comprise zipped files of standard orders.)

Analysis and a summary of the report of the Financial Remedies Working Group (FRWG) can be viewed here. Analysis of the Children and Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group report can be viewed here.

 

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Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).