What has happened to January? Where has it gone? This is my second FLBMail as chairman of the FLBA. Only twenty two more to go! January has been an excellent first month. Amongst other things, I attended my first ever meeting of the Bar Council. There can be few better ways to pass a Saturday(…)
March is upon us. Tempus does indeed fugit. Spring must surely be around the corner? This is my third FLBMail as chairman of the FLBA. February has been a busy and enjoyable month. I write this FLBMail on Saturday morning. Last night I enjoyed a most excellent evening in Middle Temple Hall hosting the FLBA’s(…)
MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL ON 26 FEBRUARY 2016 Mr Chairman, Madam Vice Chairman, officers and members of the Association, former Presidents of the Division, distinguished guests, fellow family practitioners – On the last occasion when you kindly asked me to speak at this splendid event, I noted that the pace of reform had slowed. Our primary task(…)
The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have launched an updated template for local authority social workers to use when submitting evidence to support an application for a care or supervision order to the courts. The original Social Work Evidence Template (SWET) was(…)
Yres/FLBA Arbitration event A seminar about arbitration will be held at 6pm on 23 February 2016 at the London offices of Withers LLP, 16, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG. The event is free to FLBA members. The seminar will involve a panel discussion covering all you need to know about Arbitration and Private FDRs in(…)
The President has announced the launch of a new CAP template. Read the President’s announcement here. Download master orders here. The orders will be placed on the Guidance Locator here.
There has been a lot of guidance published lately. We thought it would help to put all the links in one place. So here goes… We will update this post as time goes on. Click on the header to show the full list of documents in each category. President’s Views President’s ViewsPresident’s View 1President’s View 2President’s(…)
The Government’s findings following the Special Guardianship consultation has been published : https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-guardianship-review
Don’t forget that although the system for recording and auditing CPD has changed, the CPD year still ends on 31 December – and you must have completed your required number of hours by that date. All half dozen of our Autumn Lectures are now available on the FLBA site to livestream, with accompanying lecture notes. They(…)
Read the FLBA’s response to the Lord Chancellor’s consultation on the destination of Family Appeals here.