The FLBA is the specialist Bar Association for family barristers and has over 2,500 members. The elected National Committee is based in London and is headed by a team of Executive Officers. In addition the FLBA has a strong regional network as a result of its regional committees.
The FLBA organises conferences, seminars, meetings and social events for its members. The FLBA has an annual conference each Spring at Cumberland Lodge. It also has a National Conference each Autumn, the location of which varies from year to year. The FLBA also holds a series of accredited CPD lectures each year which a cover a wide spectrum of family law topics from ancillary relief to international child abduction. These lectures are also available online to members only. The FLBA is consulted by both the Judiciary and Government Departments, including the Legal Aid Agency and the Ministry of Justice, in all important initiatives affecting family law and family barristers. The FLBA produces a magazine, Family Affairs, three times a year, to keep its members up to date with events around the country and important developments in family law and procedure. Regular updates are also provided via e-mail. The FLBA also publishes At A Glance annually. This has become an invaluable reference guide for practitioners and the judiciary conducting finance cases. All barristers practising family law are encouraged to join the FLBA. Members may read a copy of the FLBA Constitution here.