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This guidance for Family and County Court Judges through the COVID-19 pandemic was issued by the Judiciary of England and Wales on 23 March 2020.
During this time of special arrangements for everyone due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are aware that all our members are doing their upmost to continue to serve the needs of clients.
The president of the family division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued the following guidance which should be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division.
Find resources on mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration and more.
Family courts in England and Wales are increasingly dealing with international family law cases – much more so than even just a few years ago – indeed there is every likelihood that Brexit will increase the amount of litigation in England and Wales.
The current crisis and the problems that the courts are facing has shone a new light on how we practice and the solutions we can offer our clients.
There have been many mentions of arbitration and changes. What’s that all about?
During this global pandemic we are all having to operate in new ways and really understand the pressures and situations that people are facing. For those of you with Muslim colleagues and clients the period of Ramadan starts on the 23rd or 24th of April and lasts for either 29 or 30 days. With the current pandemic this may cause additional pressures for them so this article will provide you with more information in order to support them.
Adele Ballantyne, Director of Eleda Consultancy and Marcie Shaoul Director of Rolling Stone Coaching have come together to talk about how to effectively build online relationships with clients. Both Adele and Marcie have extensive experience of working with clients online and their work depends on quickly building a trusting mutual relationship to allow forward movement for their clients. Here they share some simple, effective strategies for working from home so that you can get the best from your meetings and more importantly build easy and solid rapport with your clients in a virtual way.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 further to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The implementation period runs to 31 December 2020.
With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review but help is at hand. For every issue we will be publishing the articles here in the Knowledge and Resources section of our website as well as the pdf of the printed version.
This much talked-about case seemed to re-open the door to compensation claims for loss of career, but does the full judgment support that?
When targeting equal pension division, should courts look to create equality of CEs or income? And are non-matrimonial pension rights to be excluded from pension sharing? This case also highlighted the importance of the Pensions Advisory Group report, and debunked the common interpretation of H v H.
This article considers the challenges of dealing with private companies during the coronavirus crisis and whether practitioners should be applying for permission for expert valuation evidence in relation to new cases or to revalue companies that have been valued in the recent past.
In the second of a two-part article on how grandparents can be brought into when parental issues have arisen, we focus here on public law proceedings and the details of child arrangements order and special guardianship orders.
In a very sensitive and thought out judgment, Sir Andrew McFarlane P grapples with the very difficult and complex issues that often accompany forced marriage cases and the tension between the need for protection and love and loyalty to the family.
A review of the recent Supreme Court decision in Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX  UKSC 14
A number of websites and apps help separated parents share information about their children’s needs and plan anything from diaries to mealtimes. Many also have built-in recording of conversations and tools to help reduce conflict in the co-parenting space. As these are now sometimes court-ordered, practitioners are advised to have at least a basic knowledge of what the different options offer.
This new process option combines the certainty and timescales of arbitration, with mediation’s potential for self-determination and constructive negotiation.
It is hard sometimes to help parents focus on the legalities of the divorce when they are in emotional turmoil and looking to their lawyer for emotional support. So how do we define our boundaries in a way that is both supportive for our clients with children, and helpful for us?
How can the family lawyer best ensure that client need is fully met in the difficult divorce?
There are many reasons why separating couples can benefit from involving therapists within or alongside proceedings – and there are benefits for the solicitors or mediators too
With mental wellbeing for family lawyers even more in focus now, it is worth remembering that despite the scary statistics, there are resources and strategies to hand…
Family Law Partners and Mills & Reeve LLP have both been running their own Therapeutic Supervision schemes for some time. The firms are different in size and structure, but both have found a model that works for them.
The charity OnePlusOne has five decades of research into family breakdown and has developed models, programmes and publications that deliver. As lockdown-related family problems surge, the charity asks if the DD&S Bill might offer some glimmers of hope…
In this section, you'll find Resolution's suite of resources for mediators. This includes information on the scope of mediation, how you become a mediator, routes for professional development and much more.
Resolution's Finance Update offers you a review of significant changes and developments that have occurred over the last year.
This is an online session about the hybrid mediation process and how lawyers are involved. This session is specifically for family lawyers who may have no or only limited experience of the hybrid mediation process.
The President of the Family division has asked us to share this guidance on PDF bundles.