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 responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on draft guidelines for offences involving child cruelty.
The Law Society has responded to the FPRC's draft practice direction 3AA
The Law Society has responded to the Family Mediation Council consultation on family mediators drafting consent orders.
Law Society response to the consultation on reporting child abuse and neglect
The Law Society has published its response to the Department for Education’s call for evidence on special guardianships.
The Law Society has published its response to the Family Procedure Rules Committee consultation on vulnerable witnesses and children.
The SRA is proposing that it ceases being a designated professional body in relation to consumer credit activity. Read our response.
The Law Society has responded to the report on the Draft Child Arrangement Programme from the Private Law Working Group
Law Society responds to the changes proposed by the Family Division working group's consultation on the Rules.
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This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
This quality mark is for members who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in all types of children law work.
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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