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

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Family Law and the five pillars of stress (8 June 2017)

Julian Hall, founder of Calm People, discusses the ways in which stress affects us and how we can best use it.

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Setting up shop – how to start up a small law firm (09 March 2017, Birmingham)

Are you toying with the idea of starting your own small law firm? Maybe it’s a long-held dream, or perhaps you’ve reached a turning point in your job / life? Whatever the reason or circumstance, this event will give you all the encouragement you need to take the first step. Featuring presentations from small firm entrepreneurs (both experienced and new start-up) and others, this is your opportunity to hear first-hand testimony and practical advice from experts and practitioners.

All Upcoming Family Section events

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

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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

Joy Merriam

Webinar: Conducting care proceedings in the Family Court (18 May 2016)

This webinar, inclusive in Family Section membership for 2016, will give a practical overview and advocacy tips, including on threshold, evidence, fact-finding and expert witnesses. Listen now!

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

Jerry Bull

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

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Law Society careers clinic (7 February, London)

The third of Law Society’s careers clinic for LLB/LPC/GDL students, paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified lawyers is scheduled for Tuesday 7 February 2017.

All Other 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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