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What do we know about adults in private law proceedings? Spotlight series

Authors & Organisations
Aliya Saied-Tessier: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
Aliya Saied-Tessier
Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

This Spotlight Series paper highlights what we know about adults in private law proceedings, focusing on the evidence about different vulnerabilities.

The aims of the paper are to:

  • shed light on the adults involved in private law cases and to think about how their characteristics may affect their needs when they go through court
  • examine the court experiences of key groups described in the literature, noting the type of information and support that could improve these experiences
  • support professionals working in the family justice system to reflect on the emerging messages from the research and to encourage them to come forward with ideas for making the system work for everyone involved in private law cases.