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.
Growing concern that the UK could exit the EU without a deal has led the Law Society to publish guidance for solicitors to mitigate some of the risks.
This guide highlights the changes to practising in family law should the UK leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without having reached an agreement.
HMCTS has provided a sample D8 so that you can see what to expect if your client is served with such a petition.
Information and guidance to help you understand and adapt to the HMCTS reform programme to modernise the courts and tribunals system.
Chetna Bhatt explains how lawyers can achieve high performance without the risk of burnout.
The MoJ has published amendments to the preparation of court bundles, the Child Arrangements Programme and the tracking allocation process.
Owens v Owens is a case that no family practitioner could have failed to notice. The Supreme Court hearing in May reinvigorated calls for 'no-fault divorce' and the judgment today has made headline news.
HMCTS is piloting a new procedure designed to improve notification to the police when a court makes a FGM or forced marriage protection order.
The Family Justice Council has recently published the second edition of its useful guide on the making of orders to meet financial needs following divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships.
The Pension Advisory Group (PAG) are seeking to consult as widely as possible on the two reports.
Accreditation for family practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service.
How did a tiny group of regional lawyers keep hold of their local court provision? The Civil Litigation Section asked Edward Cooke.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
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.
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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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