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.
Law Society response to the consultation on reporting child abuse and neglect
The Law Society's guidance has been sought on the application to local authority Children Act meetings of Outcome 11.01 and Indicative Behaviour 11.4 in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011.
This practice note explains the procedure behind offering unbundled - partial retainer - legal services to clients, and offers advice for avoiding some of the risks involved.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
The challenge brought by Rights of Women against the government's harsh evidence test for victims of domestic violence to access legal aid has been successful.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
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.
James Lawford Davies demonstrated his commitment to access to justice when he acted pro bono in a two-year legal battle.
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.
Accreditation for family practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service.
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.
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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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