For private law disputes involving children that cannot be resolved by mediation, children arbitration offers the benefits of an independent adjudicator and a cost-effective alternative to court.
A swift and versatile form of private dispute resolution, arbitration is completely confidential (making it particularly suitable for sensitive cases), and parties are guaranteed a decision at the end of the process. Unlike court proceedings, parties may select their own arbitrator from the Children Panel (a family law solicitor or barrister trained in children arbitration) who has the specialist knowledge to resolve their specific dispute. Read More
After thirty years of campaigning, no-fault divorce is finally on its way. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed through parliament in June this year.
Modernisation of the system had been long overdue: the last reforms to divorce law in England and Wales were enacted in 1969! The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will give couples the option to petition jointly for divorce or dissolution, rather than apportioning blame or waiting years to formally end the relationship on the grounds of separation. Read More