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Family Section

  • Welcome

    The Family Section is a dedicated Law Society service to create and facilitate a community of family law solicitors. It provides mentoring, training, networking opportunities, and features on family and children law.

    Who can join?

    Membership is open to all family and children law solicitors, and other professionals working within SRA-regulated practices.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries regarding the Family Section, please contact us:

    Email: familysection@lawsociety.org.uk

    Telephone: 020 7316 5687

  • Why join us

    Join us for access to the best practice support you need, when, where and how you want it, on the issues that matter to you.

    From the Children and Families Bill to the growth in cross-border disputes, from family legal aid to same-sex marriage, and from the single family court to the revised Public Law Outline.

    Our support will help you to achieve best practice, because it is developed and designed by family and children lawyers. We also work closely with experts working in key related areas of law, including immigration, crime and mental health, to give you access to the information and support you need.

    Who we are

    We harness the knowledge and experience of both Law Society experts and the Law Society's Family Law and Children Law Committees, to ensure we give you the best possible support.

    Committee members include family and children law specialists from legal 500 firms, niche practices, high street firms, alternative business structures, and local authorities.

    Who can join

    Membership is open to all family and children law solicitors, and other professionals working within SRA-regulated practices.

    How to join

    Visit our Join now webpage for details on how to join.

    Get accredited, stay accredited

    If you are accredited with the Law Society's children or family panels, or family mediation panel, and you join the Family Section, we will provide you with free access to four of your six compulsory annual CPD hours to ensure that you retain your valuable quality badge. Visit our accreditation page for more details.

    If you are a member of a Law Society Accreditation Scheme, you can save 20% on Family Section membership.

    Other Law Society services

    All of the above Section benefits are in addition to the range of quality services that you can already access as a member of the Law Society, including:

    For enquiries, please email familysection@lawsociety.org.uk.

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