THE Bar Council has today welcomed the report on family law reform, Every Family Matters, from the Centre for Social Justice, a leading think tank which is chaired by the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, the former Leader of the Conservative Party. The Centre for Social Justice’s latest family law report, which focuses on the breakdown of family life in modern Britain, and the way in which this is addressed by the legal system.
The report’s recommendations include a clear statement that the Government must prioritise access to justice, saying: ‘Above all, we urge a belated recognition that access to justice, alongside healthcare and education, is an essential facet of civilised society’. The full press release is available on the Bar Council website. (www.barcouncil.org.uk)