Family, Divorce and Finances
Reforms to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 received Royal assent on 1 May 2012.
The Act removes a number of types of case from legal aid provision – including most areas of family law. It also increases mediation funding to £25 million and abolishes the Legal Services Commission.
The measures in the Act will come into force in stages over the coming year.
If you would like advice on the costs of divorce proceedings or information on deferring the fees in divorce please contact our Family Law Department for a free, no obligation appointment, on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481.