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.
Julian Hall looks at some common behaviour patterns and explains how to increase your self-awareness of the roles that we can all fall into.
Chetna Bhatt explains how lawyers can achieve high performance without the risk of burnout.
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.
Vicky Preece discusses the collaborative approach and provides some insight into working with child clients and being instructed by them.
A new and innovative scheme to help international families, which launched in September 2017, has had considerable praise and support from leading lawyers around the world.
Michael Allum, David Hodson and Stuart Clark, of the International Family Law Group, discuss the changes to divorce/dissolution petitions and family procedure rules.
Stuart Clark and Michael Allum have created a brief users' guide to the new divorce petitions
Karen Dovaston provides some insight into Nottingham's online divorce pilot.
Mary Fapojuwo writes about Dr Doughty's new research, which illustrates that Sir James Munby's 2014 guidance for the judiciary failed to achieve the cultural change envisioned.
Mena Ruparel answers key questions concerning the online divorce pilot.
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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?
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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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