Going to Court can be a daunting experience for any clients. It is not uncommon for at least one party to now represent themselves at some stage throughout proceedings and litigants in person often do not know what to expect.
Family Lawyers are now expected to draft Orders whilst at Court, rather than to file these later. There are also requirements set out by the Court regarding filing Court bundles and preliminary documentation for the Judge to read before the hearing.
It can often be confusing for those representing themselves to know what to prepare for the hearing and what to expect on the day.
Clients often come and see me to go through documentation to take to Court and to obtain advice about what will happen on the day and what to expect.
If you are unsure about Court proceedings and what may happen, please do get in touch:
t: 01722 446246
Family lawyers will be expected to come to court with their laptops and draft orders on the day as part of a policy drafted to reduce delays caused by growing workloads and dwindling staff resources. The court orders policy came into force at London's Central Family Court last week. The policy, signed by His Honour Judge Robin Tolson QC, the court's designated family judge, states that the background 'is an environment of significantly increasing caseloads and reduced staff resources, with consequent delays in drawing up of orders by the court'.