The sign outside the Principal Registry in London, adorned by a street artist with what appears to be a lovesick blue gentleman, sums up the views of many family lawyers about reforms to the sector. Essentially, that the courts may as well have a no-entry sign on their front doors following the removal of legal aid from most private family cases.

This picture of the new signage at First Avenue House on High Holborn was snapped by the co-chair of the Law Society’s family law committee, James Carroll, on the day the single family court came into existence. Obiter welcomes examples of similarly appropriate courts signage.