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Family Section

Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers

Please be aware that the Family Section will be closing on 31 December 2017. Our content will be available during January and merged with Law Society policy and practice content to create a broader offer for members. You will shorly be able to access the latest news, updates and activity in your area from the family policy pages.

We will continue to publish family materials on If you have not already done so, please register with My Law Society and select Family as an interest. Relevant content will appear in your personal homepage, keeping you up to date with our work.

Denotes premium member-only content. Existing members just need to register using the link above to gain access. Please note you must use the email address associated with your membership.

We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice


Digital justice in family law

29 June 2017

David Hodson OBE MICArb presented a paper on the role, benefits and concerns of digital technology in the family law system at the seventh World Congress of Family Law in Dublin.

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Knowledge sharing: a strategic imperative for family law practices

11 May 2017By

Sara Hunt, knowledge lawyer for the family team at Farrer & Co, discusses how family law firms can effectively share knowledge.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Legal aid update 2017 (17 October 2017) OnDemand

A comprehensive guide to obtaining legal aid in public law cases with an emphasis on high value cases. 

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Brexit and the impact on family lawyers

What impact will Brexit have on family lawyers? 

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FAQ: How to divorce a lost spouse

19 July 2017

The Law Society’s Library discusses what to do when your client loses his wife (literally) and wants to get divorced.

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FAQ: Precedents for severance of joint tenancy

17 March 2017

The Law Society library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Library Knowledge Base. 

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Family Law Hub area


We give you exclusive free access to case notes and webinars on a range of topical issues through our monthly updates provided by Family Law Hub.

Find out more about the Family Law Hub area.

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