Benefits of membership

On behalf of its members the FLBA actively strives to represent the interests of the family bar and more broadly to promote the enhancement of family justice to the Government and those influential in matters of public policy concerning family law and the family bar, through responses to public consultations, the commissioning of research and other forms of engagement and dialogue.

If you are a family barrister who is not a member of the FLBA please consider joining and if you can spare the time, becoming more actively involved. The modest annual subscription (£15 student, £25 under 3 yrs call, £75 over 3 yrs call, £125 silk) is excellent value for money, and in addition to supporting the work of the FLBA you will be able to access our events and publications and benefit from regular information and updates vital for family practitioners.

As a member you will benefit from access to the following:

  • Conferences, seminars, meetings and social events for members, in particular
    • The Annual conference each Spring at Cumberland Lodge, and
    • The National Conference each Autumn, the location of which varies from year to year.
  • Members may attend our series of accredited CPD lectures each year, delivered by senior members of the bar and judiciary as well as experts from other disciplines and covering a wide spectrum of family law topics from ancillary relief to international child abduction. The lectures can be attended free by members and are also available to purchase online in the members-only part of the website for those who cannot make it on the day.
  • Family Affairs magazine
  • Regular email updates via FLB-mail
  • Access to the members only section of this website where a number of resources and materials will be made available.


Membership is open to the following category of barristers:-

  • Those in independent practice in England and Wales;
  • Those employed in a firm of solicitors in England and Wales;
  • Those employed in the Government Legal Service or for a Local Authority in England and Wales;
  • Those working in academia in England and Wales;
  • Any other Barrister approved by the Committee.