Jack Straw has announced a review of private law cases which clearly envisages taking them out of the court system altogether.
MOJ Press Release
The review will be carried out by an appointed panel of 4, assisted by departmental representatives and a stakeholder group of experts, academics etc. The identity of these individuals is not yet known, nor the method of their selection.
The review report is planned to be completed and published in 2011.
The Times headline is 'Divorce Courts may be a thing of the past"
Meanwhile Ed Balls announces that the need for grandparents to apply for leave to apply for contact is to be abolished as the Guardian reports & see the DCSF press release.
Giving with the one hand and taking away with the other?
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