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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.
We bring together a selection of digital resources and learning materials that can be accessed to learn at home.
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.
As with most areas of contentious law, having to instruct a criminal or family lawyer is seldom a happy process for the client. Unfortunately, the nature of relationship breakdown means that all too often family proceedings result in the need for criminal advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have all needed to change the ways in which we work with mediation clients. Most mediators are now working online using visual technologies such as Zoom or Skype. The change to practice brings new challenges in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and especially children and young people.
With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review. Each issue we post the articles for The Review in the Knowledge and Resources section of the website to make them easily accessible and this month we will also be releasing the PDF of the whole issue online here.
In the conclusion of a two-part article on the modern law of pre-nups, we explore how the law has developed with respect to pre-nuptial agreements since Radmacher and reflect on what this may mean for the future.
In this article for The Review David Burrows takes a look at the case law resulting from the period February to March 2020.
Family Law in Partnership reflections arising from Simon Sugar’s presentation for Resolution, January 2020 for The Review.