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Family Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the issues facing family law practitioners in light of recent developments. In particular it looks at the effects of the recession, the Legal Services Act and the Family Justice Review and considers the role of the Family Consultant and self-help websites.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the issues facing family law practitioners;
  • Understand the effect the recession has had on family law;
  • Be aware of the changes introduced by the Legal Services Act that will have an effect on family law;
  • Know the issues being put forward in the Family Justice Review;
  • Understand the scope of the role of the Family Consultant;
  • Be aware of the impact of self-help websites on family law practice.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • The Family Justice Review;
  • The Legal Services Act 2007.
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In this podcast, Roger Bamber, head of the family law department at Mills & Reeve, discusses the issues facing family lawyers in light of recent developments in the profession and the effect of the recession.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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