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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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Legal aid update 2017 (17 October 2017)

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? 

All Inclusive Family Section webinars

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Latest developments in financial remedies (6 December 2017)

27 September 2017

Financial assets are often hotly contested in divorce cases, and none more so than the family home. The case of Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Others has muddied the waters on the role of intervenors, the piercing of the corporate veil  and how to establish a beneficial interest. 

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

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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.

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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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