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Family Section

The Family Section covers both public and private family law, as well as changes affecting both fields, including practical skills development and mediation

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Legal Aid Agency: change to standard cost limits

10 May 2016

Substantive certificates for family work issued after 1 May 2016 will have a £5,000 cost limitation as standard

All Public Law

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Administrative de-linking of financial proceedings from divorce: here to stay?

15 June 2017By

A pilot divorce administration system, under which contested financial remedy proceedings are ‘de-linked’ from the main divorce proceedings has proved a success, reports Tony Roe.

All Private Law

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Arbitration scheme extends to parental responsibility disputes

21 July 2016

The Family Law Arbitration Scheme is to be extended to disputes concerning parental responsibility

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New S20 practice guidance

28 April 2016

New guidance to clarify expectations on local authorities for children looked after under s20 of the Children Act 1989

All Overarching Changes

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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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What the general family lawyer should know about surrogacy lawSubscription

8 May 2017By

Colin Rogerson, associate and solicitor advocate at Dawson Cornwell, explains what family lawyers should know about surrogacy law. 

All Skills and Practice

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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