Welcome to another week.

Family law body Resolution has revised its guide to working with Litigants in Person, and there are a number of interesting suggestions.

For example, in child protection cases, the guidance suggests that aggressive or inflammatory language in lawyers’ communications both written and verbal should be set aside in favour of polite and considerate communications.

The guide also asks lawyers to think carefully about whether a C1A form – which is used to set down allegations of harm and domestic violence – needs to be submitted.

The guidance aims to try to preserve any goodwill between the parents where possible by trying to reduce friction which can be caused by aggressive form filing (rather than legitimate filing).

Our question this week, is this: what would you like to see in to the guidance? 

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