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.
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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?
The rules around the validation of overseas divorces are not clear-cut, and may require expert evidence from the country where the divorce was obtained
The degree of recalcitrance in this case was rare but not unique, and reminds practitioners to ensure clients comply with their obligations, including full and frank disclosure, from the outset
Making sure LiPs know the purpose of individual hearings on the day, as well as – more generally – understanding their point of view, can help them without compromising our client’s best interests
A practitioner’s guide to obtaining external funding in financial remedies cases
Our new guide sets out the steps members should take to ensure they have arrangements in place and know what to do if you are concerned for a child or young person
Top tips on running collaborative cases and getting the best out of teams
The DR conference keynote address heard that, even in the most extreme conflicts, dialogue, listening and mediation can help build bridges
In this podcast, Suzanne Kingston, Mills & Reeve, and Karin Walker, KGW Family Law, this session covers a range of issues in how arbitration works in family law.
In this video, Jo O'Sullivan, from Resolution's DR Committee, talks through how she built a successful collaborative practice.
This podcast with mediators Karen Barham (Consultant at Barlow Robbins) and Mary Raymont (Advantage Mediation).
In this podcast, Karen Barham, Suzanne Kingston and Angela Lake-Carroll, take a closer look at Resolution's guidance note published in 2018.
In this recorded workshop, Rhys Taylor and Andrzej Bojarski cover tips on how to deal with practical issues arising from TOLATA and Children Act Schedule 1, and other related claims.
With the help of the Parenting after Parenting Committee we have put together this guidance to help you help clients who are separating parents
In this podcast, Andrew Campbell, QEB, and Peter Burgess, Burgess Mee, from Resolution's Drafting Committee discuss a number of thorny issues that can arise in drafting financial remedy orders.
In this recording, Matthew Richardson, from Coram Chambers and Resolution's National YRes Committee, presented the session below on wellbeing for family lawyers. It was delivered at one of Resolution's Code in Practice events in October 2018.
Safeguarding children and young people - duties and responsibilities | Safeguarding vulnerable adults and domestic abuse | Safeguarding and abuse - dealing with allegations or disclosures
Co-mediation | ‘Shuttle’ mediation | Involving solicitors in a mediation | Involving other professionals as part of the mediation | Advances in practice, hybrid models and working with families in other settings | Hybrid practice: individual meetings | International parenting/leave to remove/potential child abduction | Working with or as part of a collaborative process | Court-referred mediation | Consent orders | Use of new technology in mediation process
Faith, culture and religious belief | Harmful practices | Ability and capacity | Working with all family formations | Gender Recognition Act 2004
General guidance for solicitors supporting clients through a mediation process | Responsibilities of member solicitors in relation to family mediation and family mediators | Responsibilities of mediators
This chapter looks at all the issues you needs to consider when it comes to conducting a mediation.