Navigating Family Challenges: Family Mediation Week


As we mark Family Mediation Week in the UK, it provides us with a moment to reflect on the transformative impact of mediation within the family justice system. At Unit Chambers, we understand the intricacies of family disputes and the vital role mediation plays in fostering amicable resolutions. Hear from our Head of Chambers, Lisa […]

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The Transparency Pilot  

transparency project

On Monday 29 January 2024 the Transparency Implementation Group Reporting Pilot will be extended to sixteen further court centres, including Liverpool Civil & Family Court and Manchester Civil Justice Centre. This pilot will establish the default position that accredited media and legal bloggers can report on the cases within the family court, subject to strict […]

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Re JW (Child at Home under Care Order) [2023] EWCA Civ 944

family law care proceedings

In this recent decision of the Court of Appeal, The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, acknowledged that ‘a difference exists in the approach taken by courts in different regions when determining whether a final care order, supervision order or no order should be made when care proceedings conclude with a plan for the […]

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Nesting Arrangements

A nesting arrangement (sometimes referred to as a “bird’s nest arrangement” or “birdnesting”) is a form of a shared care arrangement in private family law proceedings. In principle, a nesting arrangement involves the children residing at the family home on a full time basis, meanwhile the parents will arrange between themselves a schedule in which […]

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