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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
Download John Wilson QC and Philip Marshall QC’s Note on Cohabitees and Intestacy, prepared in December 2016.
Download the minutes of the Committee Meeting of the National Committee of the FLBA held on 9 November 2016.
On 20 December 2016 the Chair of the FLBA, Philip Marshall QC, gave evidence before the House of Commons Justice Committee on the topic of the impact of Brexit on Family Law. You can view that session here. You can read a recent paper prepared by the FLBA on Brexit and Family Law here : The(…)
Download the minutes of the meeting of the FLBA National Committee meeting which took place on 12 October 2016.
Download the minutes of the meeting of the National Committee of the FLBA on 14 September 2016.
The Bar Council has teamed up with the Inns of Court and Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) to launch the Wellbeing at the Bar Portal www.wellbeingatthebar.co.uk – a website to specifically provide support and best practice to barristers, clerks and chambers on wellbeing and mental health issues. The new portal is geared towards giving barristers, clerks and(…)