Covers all issues around children and family law, including personal relationships, relationship breakdown and children in the context of divorce or separation, plus children in public law and cross-border disputes.
Our family court resources section has dedicated tools and resources for solicitors working in family courts, incorporating the revised public law outline.
The Law Society has developed a suite of templates with standard text which practitioners can adopt or adapt for use when instructing experts in family proceedings.
The Court of Appeal has decided that the Legal Services Commission (LSC) was wrong to refuse to pay in full for an expert witness report ordered for a child by the family court.
As you will be aware, the Children and Families Act 2014 was given Royal Assent on 13 March and a number of significant family justice reforms will be introduced from 22 April.
Document templates, podcasts and more for solicitors working in family courts.
This quality mark is for members who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in all types of children law work.
Our family community offers networking opportunities and guidance on family and children law and other relevant areas of practice.
Accreditation for family practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service.
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The Family Law Protocol is the Law Society's authoritative set of best practice guidelines in family practice. Endorsed by the president of the Family Division and developed in association with Resolution and other leading interest groups, adherence to Part I ensures family lawyers are aware of the overarching matters they must consider to promote their client's best interests.
For a fuller treatment of all areas of family practice, buy the complete Family Law Protocol (4th) (Law Society 2015, £39.95).
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The Family Law Committee and Childrens' Law Sub-Committee are part of the Legal Affairs and Policy Board.They review and promote improvements in family law, practice and procedure, including child care law and procedure.
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