Family law reduced fees scheme launched to help people in a “jam” 16/12/2016
A new scheme has been launched offering a more affordable legal advice service to people who are “just about managing” financially – or “Jams.” The hourly rate under this scheme is set at around £125 per hour (plus VAT), and is available to people with income of less than £20,000 per annum and under £20,000 of accessible savings. The scheme is accessible through the OnlyMums & OnlyDads’ Family Law Panel and operated and delivered by family solicitors who are members of Resolution, the national family law organisation. OnlyMums & OnlyDads is a registered not-for-profit Community Interest Company and has been running their Family Law Panel for 3 years. The Panel consists entirely of members of Resolution, who sign up to a service level agreement. This offers individuals coming through OnlyMums & OnlyDads an initial free conversation, with the aim of outlining the options available to best overcome particular legal issues and problems.
Click here to visit The Family Law Panel
The UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world with just two thirds of children living with both parents. More than a million children have no contact whatsoever with one or other parent after separation.
Family breakdown has a huge effect on society and business and is estimated to cost the country £49 billion a year2.
NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to solving this problem, by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents they don’t live with.
They oversee more than 400 contact centres across the UK, run by a network of more than 6000 volunteers. There #LOSTPARENTS campaign aims to raise awareness of the work centres do in keeping children in touch with parents. Have a look at this short film to find out more about what we do and how you can help.
You may wish to join us as a Volunteer. We have over 6000 volunteers and 2000 paid staff currently working in over 400 child contact centres throughout the country. Click here to find out more about volunteering at Bath Child Contact Centre.