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News Round-Up (w/e 26 April 2013)

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A round-up of stories and links to family law news published this week

  • Study by Phoenix Group into women's understanding of pensions on divorce finds only 19% continue to pay into a pension after divorce.
    Read the press release

    Co-op to provide face to face and telephone legal advice for those still eligible for legal aid
    Read more..

    Crime & Courts Bill gets Royal Assent paving way for the single family court. Schedules 10 & 11 set out the legislative amendments
    View the Bill on the Parliament site...

    Daily Mail reports that David Cameron ready to announce tax break for married couples within six months
    Read the article...

    Alex Verdan QC tweets more news on the restructure of the family courts set out in an open meeting with the President

    Open meeting with President: Family High Court Judges to sit in unified family courts not in RCJ #familyjustice reforms

    — alex verdan (@alexverdan) April 22, 2013

    Open meeting with President: New COA decision at end of week on meaning of 'necessary' in PD25 EXPERTS#familyjustice reforms

    — alex verdan (@alexverdan) April 22, 2013

    Lord McNally, Justice minister, says 'reforms mean that solicitors need to do less work per case' - Speech to the Family Justice Board
    Read the text of the speech on the MoJ website

    French parliament approves gay marriage despite protests
    Read more...

    Father banned from seeing the son whom he had only discovered existed four years after he was born and being adopted
    Read the more on the Daily Mail site

    Entrepreneur fights maintenance claims 20 years after divorce
    Read more on the Telegraph site

    Sunday Times criticised for Richest divorcees list
    Read more on guardian.co.uk

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Published: 28/04/2013

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