Part 25 Applications and the test of necessity

part 25 applications

Introduction This article will be exploring the issue of applications for expert evidence under Part 25 Family Procedure Rules 2010 in light of the recent case decided by Mrs Justice Lieven DBE in West Northamptonshire Council v The Mother v Y [2024] EWHC 395. The case revolved around an application being made, during the course […]

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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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