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  • Family Section people


    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.

  • The Family Section provides you support to keep you one step ahead of unprecedented change in the family courts, practice and procedure, in public and private law as well as family mediation.

    Members benefit from an exclusive range of face-to-face events, online seminars, publications and updates featuring commentary from the biggest names in family law.

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    From our expert contributors

    The Family Section's quarterly e-newsletter includes exclusive articles on family and children law and practice. Recent authors have included judges, leading solicitors, government ministers and the Legal Ombudsman. Some of our recent articles are below.

    • Simon Hughes MP interview

      The introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014 has been described as being the most significant family justice reforms for a generation. In this podcast, the Minster tells us what role he thinks lawyers should have in family law matters, how he thinks the number of mediations can be increased, and how we might mitigate the impact from the likely increase in litigants in person.

    • Martin Narey headshot

      Adopt, adapt, improve

      As the Children and Families Bill heads towards the committee stage in the House of Lords, Sir Martin Narey considers the government's adoption strategy.

    • Adam Sampson headshot

      Mammon and mission

      Legal Ombudsman Adam Sampson discusses potential causes for complaint in family law cases.