Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders Professional Support Lawyer

Amy Sanders LLB (University of Wales, Cardiff) is a professional support lawyer at Jordan Publishing. Previously a practicing family solicitor, Amy trained and worked in London for several years before moving to a large regional firm in Devon, where she specialised in a range of public and private children matters.

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Bristol court hosts ‘Mothers in recurrent care proceedings: how do we break the cycle?’ 21 OCT 2016

Bristol court hosts ‘Mothers in recurrent care proceedings: how do we break the cycle?’

On 20 October, the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre hosted another informative evening...

Plain English judgment gets the thumbs up and a :-) 15 SEP 2016

Plain English judgment gets the thumbs up and a :-)

The case of Lancashire County Council v M and Others [2016] EWFC 9 would appear like any other...

PSL Essential Update - Motivational May 01 JUN 2016

PSL Essential Update - Motivational May

We've made it through May, with its unpredictable weather systems, a peppering of guidance and...

Bar Council issues guidance in relation to illegally obtained evidence 16 MAY 2016

Bar Council issues guidance in relation to illegally obtained evidence

The Ethics Committee of the Bar Council has revised their guidance regarding evidence obtained...

Lord Justice Briggs visits Bristol on reforms consultation journey 12 MAY 2016

Lord Justice Briggs visits Bristol on reforms consultation journey

Lord Justice Briggs published his interim report regarding reform of the Civil Court structure on...

PSL Essential Update - Family Procedure Rules Amendments April 2016 06 APR 2016

PSL Essential Update - Family Procedure Rules Amendments April 2016

In a nutshell: Changes have been made to the Family Procedure Rules to create a new Part 39,...

Divorce fee increase 17 MAR 2016

Divorce fee increase

News has broken today that as of Monday 21 March 2016 the fee for a divorce application will...

PSL Essential Update - Fleshy February 2016 29 FEB 2016

PSL Essential Update - Fleshy February 2016

Given that the start of the year usually goes off at full speed, February can be the month where...

New Forms D650 and D651 to tackle HMCTS errors in Forms E and E1 29 FEB 2016

New Forms D650 and D651 to tackle HMCTS errors in Forms E and E1

A Family Justice Written Ministerial Statement was laid in Parliament on 22 February 2016 by Mr...

Errors in old Form E1 version 22 FEB 2016

Errors in old Form E1 version

Back in December 2015 it emerged that the Ministry of Justice website, which offers a range of...

Creating a supportive and therapeutic family justice system 17 FEB 2016

Creating a supportive and therapeutic family justice system

On 11 February 2016 Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre hosted a further free seminar to...

The ICACU releases guidance on care cases with an international element 28 JAN 2016

The ICACU releases guidance on care cases with an international element

The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) has published a form and guidance...

LiP friendly private law orders released 26 JAN 2016

LiP friendly private law orders released

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has announced that private law orders are...

President issues consultation on draft adoption guidance 19 JAN 2016

President issues consultation on draft adoption guidance

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has today sent around for consultation a...

Ministry of Justice Form E Error 18 DEC 2015

Ministry of Justice Form E Error

Form E has been trending, everyone’s talking about it…those are words I never thought I would...

PSL Essential Update - Notable November 2015 30 NOV 2015

PSL Essential Update - Notable November 2015

It’s that time of year when we’re on the warm up (or should that be down?) to the festive...

Lord Chief Justice describes how court reform can save money (full video) 20 NOV 2015

Lord Chief Justice describes how court reform can save money (full video)

The Lord Chief Justice’s annual press conference took place on 17 November 2015. Lord Thomas ...

A free lunch with His Honour Judge Seys Llewellyn QC 22 OCT 2015

A free lunch with His Honour Judge Seys Llewellyn QC

Over a lunchtime slot on 20 October 2015, the Cardiff Personal Support Unit hosted a...

Success at Bristol’s pioneering Family Law Session 02 OCT 2015

Success at Bristol’s pioneering Family Law Session

On 1 October the Bristol Family and Civil Justice Centre hosted the first event of its kind...

PSL Essential Update – Steady September 29 SEP 2015

PSL Essential Update – Steady September

The school term is well underway and the holidays are but a dim and fading memory (until half...

New Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order provisions in force from today 17 JUL 2015

New Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order provisions in force from today

By virtue of the Serious Crime Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2015, provisions in the...

Government response to post LASPO assessment - wider objectives for reforms have not failed 15 JUL 2015

Government response to post LASPO assessment - wider objectives for reforms have not failed

The Government has provided a response to the Justice Committee’s Eighth Report of Session...

PSL Essential Update – Big June 2015 29 JUN 2015

PSL Essential Update – Big June 2015

This is the first instalment of our new monthly PSL Essential Update series, highlighting the...

Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16: latest news 05 JUN 2015

Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16: latest news

The House of Commons has had its first reading of the Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16, which...

Final report of the Children and Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group: An overview for practitioners 18 MAR 2015

Final report of the Children and Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group: An overview for practitioners

The final report of the Children and Vulnerable Witnesses Working Group has now been delivered...

Re A: Giving a dog a bad name 18 FEB 2015

Re A: Giving a dog a bad name

It is fair to say that there has been, and continues to be a lot of information for...

Resolution meets with HMCTS regarding new centres for divorce 09 FEB 2015

Resolution meets with HMCTS regarding new centres for divorce

Resolution and HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have released information about current...

Essex County Council v RF and Others (Deprivation of Liberty and Damage) [2015] EWCOP 1 23 JAN 2015

Essex County Council v RF and Others (Deprivation of Liberty and Damage) [2015] EWCOP 1

(Court of Protection, District Judge Mort, 7 January 2015) Deprivation of liberty...

Family Law's top 10 articles of 2014 23 DEC 2014

Family Law's top 10 articles of 2014

Clockwise from top left: Family Law Awards 2014, Family Law redesign, Family Law coffee...

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and  Transitional Provision) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2749) 16 OCT 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 (SI 2014/2749)

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014...

Practice Guidance: Family Court – Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders 13 OCT 2014

Practice Guidance: Family Court – Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders

The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has released Practice Guidance today...

Transparency – essential update 18 AUG 2014

Transparency – essential update

The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has released a Consultation Paper...

Family Court - Draft Standard Orders 14 AUG 2014

Family Court - Draft Standard Orders

In his 'View from the President's Chambers: the process of reform: an update' in July 2013, the...

Domestic abuse and forced marriage 04 JUL 2014

Domestic abuse and forced marriage

Applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 – Non-molestation and occupation orders Part...

Public Law Outline (PD 12A) – essential update 17 APR 2014

Public Law Outline (PD 12A) – essential update

In our final article in the series of updates, we look at the new PLO. Following the pilot...

Court Bundles (PD 27A) - essential update 16 APR 2014

Court Bundles (PD 27A) - essential update

It's what we've all been waiting for ... OK, it probably isn't but we have a new version...

Child Arrangements Programme (PD 12B) – essential update 16 APR 2014

Child Arrangements Programme (PD 12B) – essential update

The labours of the Private Law Working Group, set up by the President of the Family...

Supreme Court allows appeal ordering return of child to USA: KL (A Child) [2013] UKSC 75 04 DEC 2013

Supreme Court allows appeal ordering return of child to USA: KL (A Child) [2013] UKSC 75

The judgment in KL (A Child) UKSC 75 (on appeal from [2013] EWCA Civ 865) has been released...

Reform of the Court of Protection - The President's address 16 OCT 2013

Reform of the Court of Protection - The President's address

Jordans was honoured to welcome Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division and the...

New FPR Practice 36C and the revised Public Law Outine 03 JUN 2013

New FPR Practice 36C and the revised Public Law Outine

The President of the Family Division has released FPR Practice Direction 36C - PILOT SCHEME:...

FPR PD15B - adults who may be protected parties and children who may become protected parties in family proceedings 31 JAN 2013

FPR PD15B - adults who may be protected parties and children who may become protected parties in family proceedings

Coming into force on 31 January 2013 is FPR Practice Direction 15B - adults who may be protected...