Nick Manners said the figures were “further evidence that the family courts are close to breaking point” and highlights the heartache behind these higher figures. Nick commented that “It is a perfect storm with an increase in cases coming in at a time when the courts are struggling to cope due to funding cuts. As an adviser, we see daily that the delays cause significant and increased stress to families and couples who are seeking resolution through the courts for serious issues, particularly in cases involving domestic violence or challenging divorces.”
First published in New Law Journal on 1 July 2021 and reproduced with kind permission.
Nick is a specialist family lawyer who focuses on all areas of family law, including issues arising from divorce, cohabitation and the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown. Nick also regularly advises on children disputes involving contact, residence and relocation (including international relocation), as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements. He works for a variety of HNW and UHNW clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including those with a complex international angle. He also has experience of advising clients upon the breakdown of civil partnerships and Inheritance Act claims. Nick has been involved in a number of high profile and reported cases at first instance and the Court of Appeal.