Legal aid cuts trigger 47 per cent drop in family mediation

News Article - 03/10/2013 : family law, family lawyers, freedom of information, legal aid, legal aid cuts, ministry of justice, Practice Management, Community

Legal aid cuts have triggered a dramatic drop in the number of divorcing couples opting for mediation, according to the latest government figures.

Judicial guidance requires couples contemplating a divorce to consider mediation before...

898 law firms are vulnerable, financial health survey finds

News Article - 04/09/2013 : assets, financial health, kain knight, legal aid cuts, Finance, Practice Management, Community

A total of 898 law firms are vulnerable and may require refinancing or an injection of new capital, a financial health survey commissioned by costs lawyers Kain Knight has found.

Company Watch studied the accounts of 2,600 limited company...

Consumer body predicts that ABSs will plug legal aid gap

News Article - 16/04/2012 : ABS, legal aid cuts, Practice Management, Practice Management

Alternative business structures will provide access to justice for consumers affected by legal aid cuts, a Legal Services Consumer Panel report states.

The body, which advises the Legal Services Board on consumer issues in the...