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.



Children Arbitrator training:

  • 3 – 4 February 2018

Financial Arbitrator training:

  • 30 June – 01 July 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.


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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Practitioners wanted to train children-issue arbitrators

The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators intends to set up a scheme for arbitration in relation to a specified range of disputes concerning children. It seeks a trainer (or trainers) to participate in training children-issue arbitrators. Candidates should be...

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Family Arbitration gets Presidential Seal of Approval

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has made a judgment in the case of S v S, in which he upheld the decision (award) made through a private arbitration. The judgment made clear that, in the view of the President, “there is no conceptual difference...

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