Family courts


TUC motions on TR and the crisis in the Family Courts

Napo’s two motions for this year’s TUC Congress will be going for ratification to the September NEC. The first deals with workload pressures in the family […]

Family Court Conference 2018 – Hearing Children’s Voices

Planning is well underway for this year’s Family Court Professional Conference on 12th June. The theme of the conference is “Hearing Children’s Voices” and content will […]

Domestic abuse cases in Family Courts

The issue of domestic abuse is ever present in the work of the Family Court. I have recently received and signed a petition that was set up by Women’s Aid to try to prevent proposed funding changes by the government. Under the new plans, rent money, which used to go straight to domestic violence refuges, will instead go to local authorities – effectively forcing refuges to compete for funding with other local services.


Leading judge warns of ‘imminent crisis’

The impact of workload pressures on the family court system has become the subject of public focus over the past months.   A recent report focussing on cases of inappropriate contact orders putting children at risk was aired on BBC Look North...