Recent statistics from the Ministry of Justice have revealed that only 24% of private family law cases involve parties where both have legal representation.
Whilst you don't have to have legal representation, people often find that they need guidance and the right advice, throughout the legal process. Furthermore, it can often mean you'll reach an agreement with your ex-partner at a far earlier stage.
Both parties represented in only 24 per cent of all private family law cases 22 DEC 2014 The Ministry of Justice has published court statistics for the third quarter of 2014 (July to September) showing that both parties are represented in only 24 per cent of all private family law cases. The number of private law disposals where both parties were represented fell by 40 per cent in July to September 2014 compared to the same quarter the previous year. This continues the upward trend since the second quarter of 2013. According to figures, both parties are unrepresented in 28 per cent of all private family law cases.