FLBMail Jan 2016

Happy New Year to you all !! This is my first FLBMail as chairman of the FLBA. I confess that I embark upon my two years as chairman with some mild trepidation, but also with great excitement. As secretary, and then as vice chairman, I have had the pleasure to serve under four past chairmen(…)

FLBMail Feb 2016

What has happened to January? Where has it gone? This is my second FLBMail as chairman of the FLBA. Only twenty two more to go! January has been an excellent first month. Amongst other things, I attended my first ever meeting of the Bar Council. There can be few better ways to pass a Saturday(…)

FLBMail March 2016

March is upon us. Tempus does indeed fugit. Spring must surely be around the corner? This is my third FLBMail as chairman of the FLBA. February has been a busy and enjoyable month. I write this FLBMail on Saturday morning. Last night I enjoyed a most excellent evening in Middle Temple Hall hosting the FLBA’s(…)

Updated template to help social workers prepare for court launched

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have launched an updated template for local authority social workers to use when submitting evidence to support an application for a care or supervision order to the courts. The original Social Work Evidence Template (SWET) was(…)

Events update

Yres/FLBA Arbitration event A seminar about arbitration will be held at 6pm on 23 February 2016 at the London offices of Withers LLP, 16, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG. The event is free to FLBA members. The seminar will involve a panel discussion covering all you need to know about Arbitration and Private FDRs in(…)

New CAP Orders

The President has announced the launch of a new CAP template. Read the President’s announcement here. Download master orders here. The orders will be placed on the Guidance Locator here.

Guidance Locator

There has been a lot of guidance published lately. We thought it would help to put all the links in one place. So here goes… We will update this post as time goes on. Click on the header to show the full list of documents in each category. President’s Views President’s ViewsPresident’s View 1President’s View 2President’s(…)