Update on Court Fees – A two-tier legal system?

In March 2015, the Government launched the next step in their strategy to make the Court Service largely self-funding by increasing Court Fees for civil claims to recover money. How much are Court Fees for civil claims? The level of…

Changes to Section 21 of the Housing Act

Section 21 Notices – The New Procedure On 1 October 2015 a number of significant changes were introduced to the procedure for obtaining possession under section 21 of the Housing Act 1998 in respect of residential property let on an…

By Slater Heelis

Should British Female Muslims be forced to remove veils in Court?

The widely reported criminal trial of a British Muslim woman, who is insisting on wearing a full veil in court on religious grounds, is relevant to all areas of our justice system.  This is reportedly the first time that a…

By Slater Heelis

Until death do us part? It might make a difference…

Whilst the Government is tinkering with the marriage/civil partnership laws it also seems like common sense for the Government to listen to the voices of family lawyers and take urgent action to resolve the inequalities for those cohabiting together in…

By Slater Heelis

I’ll be there for you … Need a (McKenzie) Friend?

Yesterday most people were enjoying their Easter eggs & (finally) some tentative Spring sunshine.  However, Monday 1st April 2013 was also the start of a new and challenging era for family law solicitors, as legal aid is no longer available…

By Slater Heelis