About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Repossessions holding up family proceedings?

The Times has run a report on the increased workload in county courts caused by a surge in repossessions. In the report District Judge Stephen Gerlis is quoted as saying that
"The only way that extra cases can be accommodated is by squeezing out less
urgent ones"

He also points out that the two days reserved for family and small claims matters are now dominated by repossession work.

Read more on this story on The Times website

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