Recorder Competition (URGENT)

Message from Chairman of FLBA : I am, of course, aware of the extraordinary problems encountered by many applicants during the latest round of the current Recorder Competition. I know that this includes many members of the FLBA. I am attending a meeting with Lord Justice Burnett on Thursday 16 March to discuss what is(…)

Chairman’s Speech at the FLBA Annual Dinner on 24th February 2017

Lord Chief Justice, President, invited guests, members of the Association   It is, of course, 12 months since I rose to make my first speech as your chairman at an Annual Dinner.   On that occasion, I observed it is a great privilege and a pleasure to be chairman of the Family Law Bar Association.(…)

Sir Nicholas Wall

It is with great sadness that we have received the news that Sir Nicholas Wall, formerly President of the Family Division, has died aged only 71 years old. Sir Nicholas was a compassionate judge who thought and cared deeply about the outcome of his cases. He was called to the Bar in 1969, appointed Queen’s(…)

TAG Second International Conference

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE TAG Second International Conference Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2017 – The Law Society, London   This conference will address the very real issues surrounding access to justice, and the removal of barriers to ensure the effective participation of vulnerable people in the justice system. It aims to(…)

Events notifications

FLBA Annual Dinner The FLBA Annual Dinner 2017 will be held in Middle Temple Hall on Friday 24 February 2017. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has accepted an invitation to be our guest speaker. Please click here to download the invitation. Family Law Ethics Seminar The FLBA will co-host(…)

Enforcement of Family Financial Orders

In a report published on 15 December 2016, the Law Commission recommends a package of reforms to the law governing the enforcement of family financial orders. The Commission commenced work on the project following a submission by the Family Law Bar Association that the area should be reformed as it was “hopelessly complex” and “procedurally(…)