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Law Society Intervenes in Court of Appeal Case

The Court of Appeal has recently decided that the Legal Aid Agency - formally the Legal Service Commission (LSC) - was wrong to refuse to pay in full from the legal aid budget for an expert witness report ordered for a child by the family court.

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Latest statistics from Cafcass

The latest figures from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have revealed that it received a total of 808 care applications in December 2013. This figure represents a 6% decrease compared to those received in December 2012.

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Latest private law figures from Cafcass

The latest figures from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) show that during the month of November, it received a total of 3,524 new private law cases. This is a 15% decrease on November 2012 levels.

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Children in limbo following legal aid ruling

Children at the centre of family law cases will face alarming uncertainty about their future as a result of a stalemate over the funding of expert witnesses in family cases, following a High Court ruling.

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