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.
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 are encouraging members to get involved with HMCTS' event on the move of the digital divorce service to the new Courts and Tribunals Service centre.
HMCTS has provided a sample D8 so that you can see what to expect if your client is served with such a petition.
The MoJ has published amendments to the preparation of court bundles, the Child Arrangements Programme and the tracking allocation process.
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.
HMCTS and the President of the Family Division have announced that the digital C100 application form will be piloted in family courts in the South East.
On 1 February, an exercise will be launched to select up to seven new members of the Court of Appeal to take up appointment from summer 2018 onwards.
HMCTS has introduced five new forms for the family court. New forms FM1, Form B, Form A1, Form A and C100 will come into effect on 8 January.
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.
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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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