Typical. I get an invite to join the Guardian Legal Network and then I'm too too busy to post anything for like E-VAR! *teenaged eye roll*
So there are a few things I've had my eye on but which I haven't had time to get a post together about...And those things are these:
- The Family Justice Council have commissioned some research on Domestic Violence cases. They are asking for practitioners to respond to a survey.
- The Civil Justice Council has just published a report on Litigants in Person(they call them Self Litigants but to me this sound like it is describing some category of crazy litigants who are suing themselves! Maybe Billy Connelly could make a film about it?). That report briefly references my book
as "A valuable handbook for self-represented litigants in family courts". Ahhh-thankyooo *Elvis voice*. Shamefully I haven't had time to read it in full, but I know a man who has.
- And Dave at Nearly Legal has written a really rather erudite piece about Jones v Kernott - far more detailed than my own (although in fairness mine wasn't aimed at an audience of lawyers so I deliberately adopted a broad brush). It is here: Jones v Kernott - Ending the big debate?
- And of course there's still that Family Justice Review report which I still haven't fully got to grips with (I particularly like the not-at-all-over-optimistic press release headline "Family Justice Review proposals to end delays in family courts". As if the mere utterance of the proposals will instantly achieve the end of all delay (does this mean the instantaneous resolution of cases at the moment of issue? No need for lawyers at all then!))
I am about to write a proper post about my FOI request about litigants in person, but I have a sense that I might fall asleep, nose in a spreadsheet, before I complete that. So you can have this to be going on with.
Must try harder this week....