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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.


New practice note: Court duty scheme for private law family clients

25 November 2016

The Law Society has issued a practice note for family practitioners intending to set up or provide advice at a court duty scheme for private law family cases. 


LiPs in the Family Court: tips for success

22 July 2016By

Soraya Pascoe discusses how she handled an LiP giving evidence against her client in the Family Court, and the steps she took to keep proceedings on an even keel.

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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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FAQ: Varying the terms of a consent order

27 April 2016

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for a deed varying the terms of a consent order

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Arbitral award made order of court: DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 (Fam)

1 March 2016

An application that an arbitral award be made an order of the court has been allowed

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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.

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