Judges could be told to get tougher on making sure parents attend mediation as part of a raft of emergency measures to stop the family justice system collapsing.
Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the family division, said the current volume of cases is ‘unprecedented and, on current resources, unsustainable’.
Soon after becoming president last year, McFarlane set up judge-led public and private law working groups to come up with interim proposals to improve the system based on the existing law for children. The groups have come up with dozens of recommendations, published today.
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