Could parties in family proceedings face financial penalties?

LexisNexis Family Law blog has published an article written by Marilyn Bell
Tue 30th Nov 2021

Justice secretary, Dominic Raab, is looking at ways to address the issues as to how the number of family cases in the court process may be reduced and is considering incentives to encourage parents to take the mediation route. But are financial penalties the answer? Could financial penalties for parties in family proceedings help relieve the pressure on our family courts? 

In a recent article on the LexisNexis family law blog, Marilyn Bell, Head of SA Law's family department explores alternative ways of solving the problem which is being exacerbated by lack of or reduction in resources.

Read the full article on LexisNexis online here.

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