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,(…)

Election Results

Congratulations to the following people who have been elected to the National Committee as of January 2012: Chairman: Nicholas Cusworth QC Vice Chair: Susan Jacklin QC Secretary: Philip Marshall Treasurer: James Roberts Committee members: Kate Branigan QC Michael Horton Sarah Morgan Deepak Nagpal Andrew Powell Nicholas Yates      

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(…)

Family Justice Review Published

The Final Report of the Family Justice Review was published on 3 November.   The Family Justice Review Panel places children and families at the centre of its reform package, with plans to reform the fundamental structure of public law, and private law children cases.   6-month targets for the completion of public law (care/supervision)(…)

The Legal Aid Bill – a National Meeting

The FLBA and the Bar Council have called a national meeting on “The Legal Aid Bill – What is the future for Family Justice” This will take place on Saturday 17th September 2011 at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G OAE commencing at 10.00 a.m.  Refreshments will be served from 09.15(…)