In brief: SFLA launches manifesto for law reform

The Solicitors Family Law Association has launched a campaign to put family law reform high on the political agenda in the run-up to the elections. A 10-point manifesto, Agenda For Change, was published by the SFLA in the House of Lords last week. The document is being sent to MPs, peers and prospective parliamentary candidates throughout the country. It calls for a review of the recently-increased civil court fees, changes to the way the Child Support Agency operates and reform of the law on cohabitation. SFLA chairman Nigel Shepherd (left) said: “There are many areas of family law that still need urgent attention.”