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Rise in Charities Named in Wills

Recent analysis from the organisation, Remember a Charity, and the law firm, Smee & Ford, has revealed that more and more people are deciding to name a charity in their will.

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Adoptions in England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics has published a bulletin presenting annual statistics on adoptions which took place following court orders in England and Wales in 2011.

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Relate responds to DWP Social Justice Strategy paper

Responding to the release of the Social Justice Strategy paper, John Loughton, Head of Public Policy at Relate, said:

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How to keep a marriage happy

A recent study has found that taking two holidays a year, having a meaningful conversation twice a week and cuddling 11 times in a fortnight are key ingredients for a happy marriage.

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Justice reform – new data published

A new set of court statistics have been published that supports the case for a comprehensive reform programme across the justice system.

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Bar Council warns House of Lords about legal aid cuts

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has written to Peers to voice its concerns around the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (‘the Bill’), as it receives its Second Reading in the House of Lords.

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£11 million to fund family support services

Family organisations, including Relate, Netmums and Gingerbread, will receive Government funding to deliver national online and telephone support services.

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Media access and reporting in Family Courts

The President of the Family Division, the Judicial College and the Society of Editors have issued a joint publication setting out the current state of the law with regard to the reporting of cases in family courts.

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