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  • Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases

    On 21 May 2019 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced a public call for evidence steered by a panel of experts from across family justice, to gather evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in private law children cases concerning domestic abuse and other serious... More
    Opened 19 July 2019
  • Proposals for revising the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

    Becoming a victim of crime is often a traumatic experience, which can have a profound and deeply personal impact on the victim. How people are treated immediately after a crime, and subsequently within the justice system, can make an important difference, not just in helping them play their... More
    Opened 17 July 2019
  • Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers when determining issues relating to costs

    The Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) established a judicially-led working group (the Costs Working Group) in November 2018 to undertake a review, and to engage in ‘blue sky thinking’ in relation to the functioning of the current costs regime in financial remedies cases, and, where... More
    Opened 16 July 2019
  • The Law Commissions' Consultation on Surrogacy

    This is a joint public consultation by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. The Law Commissions are reviewing the law and regulation of surrogacy. Surrogacy is the practice of a woman (the "surrogate") agreeing to become pregnant, and deliver a baby,... More
    Opened 6 June 2019
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