The Children and Families Act has been given Royal Assent, and as a result reforms to the family justice system will be introduced as part of the relaunched family court system.
In 2011 the independent Family Justice Review made a significant number of recommendations for reforming the family justice system, aimed at cutting delay and improving the way the system functions as a whole.
As a result of these recommendations, the family justice system is currently undergoing a period of significant and wide-ranging reform. The Children and Families Act 2014 will make changes to the law needed to implement the Family Justice Review recommendations. The family justice measures in the Act include:
The changes will come into effect from 22nd April 2014, when the relaunched Family Court comes into effect.
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