Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 Review and some of our 2012 Plans

It's been another busy year! Our guides were viewed 276,588 times in 2011... up 255% on 2010.

2011 - What We've Achieved - Completed Projects

10 New Smartphone Guides
3 New Smartphone Based Case Law Summaries
2 New Kindle Based Case Law Reference Books
2 New forms in Word Format
2011 - Updated Content
  • We had the new court forms up quicker than HMCTS
  • We've updated our Leave to Remove guides and case law sections following the review of Payne v Payne
  • We produced new guides taking into account new processes for mediation
2011 - Work in Progress
  • A new, updated kindle book on Leave to Remove
  • A new, updated kindle book on Internal Relocation
  • Support Forums - fully built... entering beta test phase on January 6th 2012
  • A new smartphone guide on Appeals

2011 - Lobbying Successes
  • After almost 2 years of lobbying, speaking at Westminster, our report to Parliament supported by Sir Bob Geldof, and two Early Day Motions... in June 2011, Payne v Payne was finally reviewed by the Court of Appeal. Payne v Payne is now viewed as 'useful guidance' rather than binding precedent, and not applicable where parents share care.
2011 - Family Justice Review Consultation Responses
  • We submitted our own initial response to the Family Justice Review's consultation, then teamed up with the charity Families Need Fathers in response to the Review's interim report.

2012 - Plans (so far)
  • Completing the 4, ongoing projects - launching the two new book titles, publishing our Smartphone based Appeals Guide
  • Support Forums going fully live
  • New case law resources
  • A new and updated guide to Shared Residence - moving to kindle format
  • Quick Guides - Applying to Court
  • Webinars for the charity Families Need Fathers
  • Additional smartphone based guides on various aspects of the legal process in family law.
We've a couple of other surprises too for later in the year... keep up-to-date with new content, updates and releases, follow us on twitter @TCMFamilyLaw and visit

According to the Government's own impact assessment, 53,000 cases are likely to lose legal aid if their plans go ahead. We'll be ready to fill the information void.