Committee Dates for 2013

The FLBA National Committee meets monthly to discuss upcoming issues, and its subcommittees meet regularly in between. Your regional rep is a standing member of the National Committee. Members of the committee and sub committees can be located in the About section of the website (you need to be logged in). Dates for 2013 are:(…)

Law Commission Consultation on Marital Property : FLBA Response

Download the FLBA Response to the Law Commission Consultation on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements Further information on the consultation is available on the Law Commission website here. The consultation closed on 11 Dec 2012.  

Technical Problems with videos / login over Xmas?

The FLBA website gets a lot of traffic in December as members rush to complete their CPD requirements. The FLBA Office is now closed for Xmas. If you experience any technical difficulties this is what you can do: Problems accessing the members only section of the website Your user name should be your first name(…)

Follow us on Twitter

The FLBA is now on twitter. Follow @familylawbar for updates on what we have been doing and family law news. Please let your colleagues in chambers know.

Limited-time offer for arbitrations

Clients may have a whole range of fears when faced with the court process, ranging from the delay and costs, to fears as to whether the Judge will be able to give the time needed, whether listings will be inconvenient or a case will be left part heard or be appealed. Family arbitration has had(…)

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(…)

2012 Autumn/Winter Lecture Series

11th October 2012 : “ Non Accidental Head Injury (NAHI): New cases, new science: taking the TRIAD apart?”, Jo Delahunty QC 25th October 2012 : “Using Human Rights Act Remedies in Public Law Children Act proceedings”, Deidre Fottrell  1st November 2012 : “Financial Remedies Update”, David Burles  8th November 2012 : “Surrogacy; policy and procedure”, Alison Russell QC  15th November 2012 : “Learning to Love(…)

FLBA 2012 National Conference

The National Conference will be held at the Guildhall in Winchester on 24 November 2012.  Places are still available (5 Nov). Achieving Positive Outcomes will be Chaired by Mr Justice Jonathan Baker, and the Keynote Speaker will be Lord Justice Andrew McFarlane. For further information on the schedule, prices and accommodation etc please download a flyer here.(…)

Chairman’s Statement & Agenda for Bar Council Meeting 7th July 2012

Chairman’s Bar Council Statement July 2012 July 2012 Bar Council Agenda Please contact Zoe Saunders if you have any comments or questions in relation to this via e-mail or via twitter @ZASaunders, also follow on twitter for instant updates from Bar Council meetings.