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Family disputes to be resolved faster through extra £170 million investment into the justice system

14th March 2024


Families will benefit from new early legal advice to spare them stress of court.

Thousands of families will be spared the stress of court or obtain speedier justice thanks to £56 million announced in the Spring Budget.

This will mean families can access early legal advice and resolve their disputes away from the court room, such as agreeing child arrangements, and forms part of a wider £170 million investment into the justice system announced this week.

At the same time, vulnerable families with serious safeguarding concerns such as domestic abuse and child safety will benefit from the expansion of a new model which will see increased support and a less adversarial approach in the family courts.

Read more: GOV UK

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