Resources for Practitioners

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How to Qualify

Our training provides an understanding of the elements of Family Arbitration and promotes the use of Arbitration to resolve disputes on financial and property matters arising from marriage breakdown.



Financial Arbitrator training:

  • 4 – 5 November 2017

Children Arbitrator training:

  • 3 – 4 February 2018

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Our Guide for Practitioners is for family arbitrators, judges and professional referrers. The document explains the arbitration process, which clients it is suitable for, and the legal framework.

Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme Launched

The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) has today (18 July) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme (‘the Children Scheme’), set to bolster the use of arbitration relating to family disputes. Since its launch in 2012, family law arbitration has been...

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Children Scheme to be launched

In 2014 Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, handed down judgment in the case of S v S, in which he affirmed and approved a financial award made by an arbitrator appointed under the IFLA arbitration scheme. In his judgment the President said, “There is...

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PRACTICE GUIDANCE issued on 23 November 2015 by SIR JAMES MUNBY, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION   This Guidance concerns the interface between the Family Court and Arbitrations conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA96) where...

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