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 have updated our joint note with Resolution on practical recommendations for family law solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
We have warned that new legislation targeting domestic abuse is likely to have precious little impact if not accompanied by significant additional money.
Unmarried couples may benefit from a cohabitation agreement to protect their rights. This guide looks at what these agreements can cover and issues to consider.
Couples celebrating their relationships this Valentine's may be in for a nasty shock if they ever rely on their 'common law' marriage.
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.
Once upon a time, I was a little girl. My parents divorced, and both my Mum and my Dad remarried. A year after my Mum remarried, she died, which was not the plan at all.
For separating couples, mediation is an opportunity for both of you to talk face to face, to resolve together all the issues arising from your separation or divorce.
The Law Society has responded to a Ministry of Justice consultation on reforming the divorce process.
The Law Society has said that removing blame from the divorce process will allow separating couples to focus on what really matters.
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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