The business of family law

The business of family law guidance:

This practice note describes briefly different types of social media services and websites and explains the key risks associated with social media for organisations,...

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Learning the art of advocacy is part of the training for solicitors, but many do not put it in to practice. Formal courses are delivered during the Legal Practice Course,...

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The availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced with effect from 1 April 2013, following the coming...

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Contractual relationship The solicitor and client contract for services is a key element in the business relationship. Handled well, it can boost reputation, handled...

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Sections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012) introduced changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and the...

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Family work is demanding in many ways that have nothing to do with the complexity of the black letter law. By their nature the family client is upset, distracted and...

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The purpose of networking and business development is not to generate sales, leads or push a promotion. Meeting individual people and getting to know them would be a very...

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A matter will be privately funded where: • the client has agreed to pay their costs from their own resources, and • their obligation to pay is not conditional on a...

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Public funding in care proceedings is provided for parties by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) who are an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). Public funding...

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The overriding objective The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 set out the overriding objective. This principle includes ensuring that the parties are...

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Every family lawyer should think in a business-like manner. The partners need to make the firm profitable, the head of department needs to make the team profitable and...

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Time is one of the great commodities of the family lawyer. As a profession, the emphasis has only recently begun to shift from selling time, through to selling 'a great...

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With legal aid no longer available for many areas of family law, tough economic times and increased competition, more family lawyers are considering offering unbundled...

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This Practice Note looks at the different types of social media and highlights the most common platforms within each type. Social media is widely used by businesses as a...

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[Case number] In the Family Court Sitting at [place] [In the matter of [state the statute(s), European Regulation(s) or Protocol under which application is brought]] [And...

Precedents

Instructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide independent objective advice...

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