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.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
The Law Society has welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling that government changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence are unlawful.
The Court of Appeal has today decided that the Legal Aid Agency - formally the Legal Service Commission (LSC) - was wrong to refuse to pay in full from the legal aid budget for an expert witness report ordered for a child by the family court.
The benefits of speeding up the way that the family law courts work from Tuesday 22 April 2014 will be undermined by cuts to civil legal aid, the Law Society said today.
The Law Society has warned that proposals to fully digitise the process for making a Lasting Power of Attorney will put vulnerable people at risk of abuse.
Celebrity divorces are giving ordinary couples an unrealistic view on what to expect when separating, warns the Law Society.
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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