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.
We welcome news that spouses or civil partners with children will be able to inherit £270,000 from intestate estates.
The Queen's Speech on 19 December set out the government's legislative agenda for the first session of the new parliament.
Plans to hold a commission into the criminal justice system must not delay long-overdue investment, said Law Society president Simon Davis.
This practice note has information for practitioners on managing the professional risks involved in providing advice through a court duty scheme.
What you should do if a court appoints you to represent children in proceedings where there are delays in allocating a guardian.
Ahead of the general election, we've analysed the key justice-related pledges made in the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru manifestos.
We've produced guidance with Resolution on the preparation of draft proposals and terms following a successful outcome from mediation.
We've responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the treatment of Calderbank offers when determining issues relating to costs.
A Review of the Child Arrangements Programme
This article highlights some of the key bills announced in the Queen's Speech that will be most relevant to solicitors.
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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