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 FLBA has put together a training video on remote access and paperless bundling for family law practitioners.
We have written to the President of the Family Division on guidance for remote hearings in family courts.
I know I cannot enter into a conditional fee agreement in criminal and matrimonial cases. Can I enter into a damages-based agreement for a divorce case?
I. Stephanie Boyce talks about the importance of ensuring that victims of domestic abuse have access to the support and legal advice they need to stay safe.
This guide is for all practitioners who may come into contact with victims of modern slavery.
Domestic abuse victims are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and need more protection than ever.
We've developed these templates with standard text which practitioners can adopt or adapt for use when instructing experts in family proceedings.
We've created the following templates to help you draft documents used in care proceedings.
The Family Procedure Rules Committee has published forms relating to adoption, declarations of parentage, enforcement and protective orders.
In 2014, the president of the Family Court issued the following public law prescribed orders.
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Our latest support and guidance for leaders in family law, from the former Family Section.
Family lawyers experience heavy workloads, tight deadlines, and long, unpredictable hours, all of which can increase stress levels and negatively impact performance.
What can you do to avoid burnout and improve your emotional resilience?
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
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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