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Family Section

Members get free access to four one-hour webinars per year (normal price £160), and discounted entry to other Family Section and Law Society events

Section members get free access to four one-hour webinars per year

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Setting aside financial orders 2017 update

Take part in this webinar to find out what to do when faced with a potential set aside application - as the applicant or the respondent.

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Setting up shop: how to start up a small law firm (8 September)

This event will provide practical advice on setting up your own firm

All Inclusive Family Section webinars

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Webinar: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence - what do you need to know? (24 June 2016)

22 September 2016

The new SRA regulations on continuing professional development for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Advocacy Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence. 

All discounted webinars

Inclusive Family Section webinars 2014 - still available

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Webinar: Instructing experts in the family courts (24 February 2015)

7 January 2015By

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Family Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

All 2014 webinars


Complaints management for smaller firms (Manchester, 27 April)

Learn the top tips for handling complaints and better still how to eliminate them before they start.


Pensions on Divorce: Another Witches’ Brew (London, 4 May)

This seminar will provide practical guidance on what to look out for in light of the changes to state pensions, discuss how the court should approach pensions in light of pension freedoms and focus on financial remedies on divorce namely the practice of offsetting pensions against non-pension assets.

All Past Family Section events

Family Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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