Leading family and divorce lawyers Family Law in Partnership have stepped up to provide funding to save the National Unit which runs the pioneering Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC).
Family Law in Partnership has joined Hall Brown Family Law in offering to contribute £12,500 a year for three years to keep the FDAC National Unit open.
The FDAC was established in 2008 with the help of the retired district judge, Nicholas Crichton. Since its inception the FDAC network has expanded from London to nine other specialist teams. England’s most senior family judge, Sir James Munby, suggested that the prospect of closure of the FDAC National Unit was “profoundly disturbing”.
Family Law in Partnership director and founder, Gillian Bishop, said:
“At Family Law in Partnership we are passionate about supporting separating families and have long admired the ground-breaking work of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court. We are proud to provide a substantial financial contribution to ensure that the Family Drug and Alcohol Court network can continue to help support addicted parents going through family breakdown to keep their children”.