Family Arbitration: Where are we now?

Date: 23 November 2015

Time: 17:00 - 19:30

The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ

An Evening Seminar for Dispute Resolution Week on behalf of the Bar Council's Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

In 2012 the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, a collaboration between Resolution, the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and others, launched a family arbitration scheme. The scheme covers, amongst other things, financial disputes arising from divorce, inheritance claims, claims for child maintenance between unmarried parents, disputes about ownership of a property between cohabiting couples and civil partnership financial claims. Many see it as a vital new tool for those wishing to avoid lengthy and costly court proceedings.

This evening seminar is designed to assess the success of the scheme to date and the opportunities it presents for the legal profession, and to give a flavour of what a typical arbitration session involves.

Chair:  Sir Peter Singer

Keynote address: Mr Justice Mostyn

Subjects to be covered include practitioners' experiences of arbitration, a mock first arbitration appointment, the cost of arbitration and family finance justice, and children arbitration: on the horizon? The full programme can be seen here.

Speakers include leading arbitrators appointed under the IFLA scheme.

Registration will start from 17:00 for a prompt 17:30 start and the seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event will be accredited with 2 CPD hours and is open to all.

There will be a cost of £30 + VAT to attend, which includes drinks.

Booking is now open. If you wish to attend, please click here to book a place online.

For any further information, please contact Emma Pateman, Training and Events Coordinator