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.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

News roundup

Woman's Hour on Thursday featured a discussion about reforming the family courts by opening them up to media scrutiny, involving interviews with Camilla Cavendish and Ian Johnson of BASW. You can listen again here . John Hemmings celebrates the impending open access according to the Birmingham Post

On Wednesday Channel 4 News showed a piece on cost cutting and the family justice system which you can watch again here

The Law Society has written to Jack Straw about the court service budget cuts - see the Law Society Gazette and the full letter here as a pdf file.

Even the President, Sir Mark Potter, is worried about cost cutting and its impact on the family justice system according to the Times

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