Gardner Leader LLP are currently taking part in a pilot scheme with the Ministry of Justice aimed a digitalising the divorce process. The aim is to make the process consumer friendly, quicker and more cost effective. The initial indications are positive.
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The Ministry of Justice has published the latest quarterly edition of statistics on the Family Courts. Of particular note were the findings that: There was a continued creeping up of how long divorce is taking - for those granted decree nisi, the average time from petition to decree nisi and decree absolute were each up 5 weeks to 29 weeks and 54 weeks respectively, the highest figures so far for the periods covered by the bulletin.There is clear evidence of cases taking longer – public law (care) cases have gone up by 2 weeks year on year, to 30 weeks, despite the 26 week rule introduced in 2014. Only 49% of cases were disposed of within 26 weeks, a decrease of 8% year on year.