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Family lawyers should be forced to follow good practice to protect children from “acrimonious legal representation” and report it to their regulator, a major report has concluded.

It also said there was a “lack of inter-disciplinary practice” by family lawyers and insufficient knowledge of the role of other professionals.

The family solutions group (FSG), part of the judiciary’s private law working group, said the Law Society’s family law protocol emphasised the “need to achieve resolution by non-court routes”, with litigation being “the last resort”.

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