Firm launches independent family mediation service
We’re pleased to announce the launch of Barcan Woodward Family Mediation – an independent practice that will enable us to provide family mediation services from each of our four Bristol offices.... [read more...
Changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence
The Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Bill became law in May 2012 and reforms were introduced in April 2013. The act makes some changes that have implications for victims of domestic violence and their ability to access legal... [read more...
How will legal aid changes affect your family?
With effect from April 1st, the scope of services covered by legal aid was reduced significantly and legal aid funding has been withdrawn for the most frequently-seen family disputes. However legal aid for mediation is still available and can be used... [read more...
Firm meets local MP to discuss legal aid changes
Katie Donne and Clare Cox, of Barcan Woodward’s clinical negligence and family law teams, have met with Stephen Williams MP, constituency MP for Bristol West, to discuss the consequences of parliament passing the LASPO bill last week. Reforms in the... [read more...
Controversial legal aid bill set to become law
The government’s bill to cut legal aid in England is set to become law, and now awaits Royal Assent. As a result of the reforms, all divorce, finance, and private law children cases, subject to exceptions, will be removed from the scope of legal aid... [read more...