Supporting Litigants in Person in the Family Court

Journal article


Hush, R (2019). Supporting Litigants in Person in the Family Court. Family Law. 49 (3), pp. 304-309.
AuthorsHush, R
Abstract

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ('LASPO') withdrew legal aid for most family law cases. Investment in mediation has not yet provided assistance to as many families as originally intended. The number of children applications to the family court is increasing and at a time when court resources are being reduced. This article considers a pilot scheme by students at London South Bank University in 2016/2017 to provide assistance and support to litigants in person in the family court and how similar projects might be developed in the future.© 2019 Lexis Nexis. Reproduced with permission.

KeywordsLitigant in Person; Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; London South Bank University Family Court LIP Service; Judicial Council of California; Family Procedure Rules 2010; Practice Direction 12B; legal practice
Year2019
JournalFamily Law
Journal citation49 (3), pp. 304-309
PublisherLexis Nexis
Publication dates
Print01 Mar 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited21 May 2019
Accepted29 Jan 2019
Publisher's version
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
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