Find out about Section membership and benefits, and join or renew your membership


What we do

We give you access to the best practice support you need, when, where and how you want it, on the issues that matter to you. From the Children and Families Act 2014 to the growth in cross-border disputes, from family legal aid to same-sex marriage, and from the single family court to the Family Justice Review.

Our support will help you to achieve best practice, because it comes from solicitors specialising in family and children law. We also work closely with experts working in key related areas of law, including immigration, crime, and mental health, to give you access to the information and support you need in practice.

In 2013, Family Section membership delivered:

  • 4 hours of CPD-accredited best practice learning, through our regular webinars
  • 21 updates and features in our quarterly e-newsletter, from authors including judges, leading solicitors, the UK Border Agency’s Children Champion, the Minister for Work and Pensions, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • £100 off our first flagship annual conference
  • Over £300 of discounts off other Law Society books and events

Who we are

We harness the knowledge and experience of both Law Society experts and the Law Society’s Family Law Committee and Children Law Committee, to ensure we give you the best possible support. Committee members include family and children law specialists from legal 500 firms, niche practices, high street firms, alternative business structures, and local authorities.

For more information about Sections, see the Communities pages on the Law Society website or browse our FAQs.

Who can join

Family Section membership is open to all family and children law solicitors, and other professionals working within SRA-regulated practices.

Your benefits until December 2014

Up to 5 CPD points earned using your:

  • Evening seminars (new for 2014) available either live or on-demand
  • 4 webinars, available live and on-demand

As well as:

  • Articles from leading practitioners and market influencers
  • Discounts off related Law Society Publishing books, events and webinars
  • Opportunities to network and influence change

Access the recorded webinars