Press Releases

Brexit and Family Law

On 20 December 2016 the Chair of the FLBA, Philip Marshall QC, gave evidence before the House of Commons Justice Committee on the topic of the impact of Brexit on Family Law. You can view that session here. You can read a recent paper prepared by the FLBA on Brexit and Family Law here : The(…)

Letter to Shailesh Vara MP and his Response

In June the chairs of the FLBA, ALC and Resolution sent a joint letter regarding legal aid to Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice. Read the letter here : joint letter to mr vara 9 6 14. Read the response of the Minister here : SaileshVaraMPletterJune14.

Bar Publishes Guide to Representing Yourself

The Bar Council has got together with the FLBA and other specialist bar associations to produce a guide for litigants in person, to help those who find themselves unable to afford legal representation or advice. The Guiden contains sections about Family Law as well as other specific areas of law. The Guide has been produced(…)

Statement on the Retirement of Sir Nicholas Wall

Commenting on the retirement, on 1 December, of Sir Nicholas Wall as President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice for England and Wales, Nicholas Cusworth QC, Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association, said: “Sir Nicholas Wall has been the most distinguished family lawyer of his generation. He was equally at home(…)


The Bar Council and Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), which represent barristers and family barristers in England and Wales respectively, have urged the Government to take a considered and practical approach to reforming family law and not to rush to legislate, as it published its response to the Family Justice Review. Commenting on particular areas(…)

Bar Council Launches Family Mediation Training

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has announced plans to offer family mediation training to barristers in collaboration with ADR Group, via its Member Services department. The family mediation training course, which will be available from November 2011, has been initiated in response to the changing legal landscape for family practitioners,(…)

Bracewell Essay Prize 2012

The Chairman and Committee of the FLBA are pleased to announce the Bracewell Essay Prize, in honour of the memory of Dame Joyanne Bracewell DBE, will be open to all members of the association who are less than six years call. A prize of £4,000, and a runners-up prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the winner(…)