“Solicitors app in development”, the President of the Family Division and the head of HMCTS (the courts and tribunals service) have recently announced. The app is designed to allow solicitors to apply for a divorce online on behalf of their clients and testing starts in September 2018. If testing is successful, solicitors will be able to apply online to issue divorce proceedings on behalf of clients. It is intended the app will be developed further in a phased approach to then enable solicitors to apply online at all stages of the divorce proceedings to progress matters on behalf of their clients, including lodging acknowledgements of service and applying for Decrees Nisi and Decrees Absolute. As soon as the app has been fully tested, Burley Geach look forward to being able to offer this service to clients.
Watch this space!