Legal Challenge to the Legal aid DA means test

Potentially game changing Legal Challenge to the Legal aid DA means test Yesterday the Public Law Project and Beck Fitzgerald Solicitors went to the high court to challenge the financial eligibility, or means rules that prevent so many women getting access to free...
Corona virus/COVID-19 update

Corona virus/COVID-19 update

  At Beck Fitzgerald we remain completely committed to delivering services to all of our clients during this difficult and uncertain time. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, clients and the people we work with.  We are therefore closely monitoring...
Judges’ outdated views cause serious concern in the family court

Judges’ outdated views cause serious concern in the family court

Listen to Jenny Beck’s interview on Women’s Hour discussing how outdated practice in the family court fails women’s justice and what should happen next. The interview takes place 14.19 minutes into the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dpj8 If you...

Update: Urgent call for inquiry into domestic abuse in family courts

Jenny Beck and Cris McCurley of Ben Hoare Bell have been at the forefront of the campaign for an independent inquiry into the failure of the family courts to protect victims of abuse and their children from domestic abuse. The campaign is in response to a lacklustre...

Urgent call for inquiry into domestic abuse in family courts

A total of 125 cross party MP’s led by Labour’s Louise Haigh wrote to the Ministry of Justice demanding an independent inquiry into the failure of the family courts to protect victims of abuse and their children. Disappointingly the Ministry of Justice responded by...

Ending the blame game: no fault divorce

The government’s proposals to reform divorce law are a welcome and long awaited change. The prospect of a ‘no fault divorce’ means that couples will finally be allowed to end their marriages without unnecessary family conflict being built in to the process. This will...