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.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

More haste less speed?

Mr Justice 'global warming' Coleridge announced to the Central London Collaborative Law Forum that the PRFD would offer access to the urgent without notice applications list for litigants wanting approval for consent orders according to the Solicitors Journal . He added that the new procedure was subject to the consent of the urgent application judge, and could only be used where every aspect of the documentation was agreed, the hearing was not expected to last for more than ten minutes and documents were with the judge the night before the hearing. The rroposal found favour with the collaborative lawyers. I don't wish to pour cold water on the idea but I wonder just how much time it will save to hang around waiting for the Judge of the Day rather than waiting patiently for the post to arrive?

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