FJC Financial Needs Working Group: Guidance for litigants in person on financial needs – second edition just published

Simon Pigott has continued in his role as a member of The Family Justice Council Financial Needs Working Group, which was established to promote an inter-disciplinary approach to family justice.

The current group of sixteen family lawyers, now chaired by Mr Justice Peel, has reviewed and updated its guide on Sorting Out Finances on Divorce.

The second edition of this guide which was first published in 2016, is now available on the Family Justice Council website. As highlighted by Sir Andrew McFarlane in his foreword, the guide is intended to help Litigants in Person who do not have the means to afford legal advice and are faced with unfamiliar practice and law when attempting to negotiate settlement and navigate their way through the daunting court process.