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 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.
This briefing outlines our views in relation to the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill ahead of report stage in the House of Lords.
My client is the respondent in divorce proceedings. The applicant is a litigant in person. The court has directed a hearing in two months' time. Does the applicant have to file the bundle for the hearing?
Richard Roberts, director and co-owner of Gedye & Sons, details the warning signs of financial abuse of the elderly, what practitioners should look out for, and the steps they can take where such abuse is exposed.
This guidance explains how paragraphs 1.1 to 1.4 of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs apply to local authority Children Act meetings.
Guidance issued by the president of the Family Division for family court cases.
This briefing outlines our views in relation to the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill ahead of Committee Stage in the House of Lords.
This guide explains some of the forms of alternative dispute resolution you should discuss with your clients before family court proceedings.
I'm a family law practitioner due to attend a directions hearing in the Family Court in two weeks' time. My client has told me that they'll lose a day's pay if they attend. As the hearing is purely procedural, does my client have to attend?
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.
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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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