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.
This guide for solicitors who deliver civil legal aid services explains when ECF may be available and how to apply.
Technology has the potential to unlock justice for all, according to our new report, but it is by no means a "silver bullet".
We've published guidance for the profession on what to do if you encounter a victim of modern slavery.
This guide is for all practitioners who may come into contact with victims of modern slavery.
Jerry Garvey and Siddique Patel discuss the Register Our Marriage campaign, which encourages couples to legally register their faith marriages.
The government's new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will help end the 'blame game' for separating couples.
The government's reforms to remove the blame from the divorce process will allow separating couples to focus on what really matters.
The government plans to reform the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. Many legal professionals feel current divorce law is out of date.
HMCTS is hosting an online event on family reform on Tuesday 2 April from 1pm to 2pm. Attend to see how reform will affect your practice.
We have updated our joint note with Resolution on practical recommendations for family law solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
This quality mark is for members who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in all types of children law work.
Accreditation for family practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service.
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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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