Family Courts in crisis

Government figures show rise in litigants in person in family court cases after Bach Commission urges cross-party consensus to address access to justice and Legal Aid

Family courts in crisis

Latest government figures show a rise in litigants in person in family court cases, leading to calls for the government to heed recent warnings about the family justice system, the Law Gazette reports.

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Earlier in the week, the Bach Commission’s report on access to justice, launched at the Labour Party conference, called for cross-party consensus on access to justice and Legal Aid. It recommended bringing legal aid back into scope for all matters concerning children.

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