A new family court has opened in London with the aim to provide more than just a trial process.

Not only does it offers first-hearing dispute resolution appointments in relation to financial matters, it also offers:

-a Citizens Advice Bureau

-a contact centre

-pro bono scheme

-Mediation information assessment meetings

-personal support unit and

-programme focusing on the needs of children where the parents have separated.

It will be interesting to see how this scheme works and whether it's something other courts look to implement in the future.