About IFLA

Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)

IFLA is a not for profit organisation, created by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Family Law Bar Association, and the family lawyers’ group Resolution, in association with the Centre for Child and Family Law Reform.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

CIArb is the world’s leading professional membership body for arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. A not-for-profit organisation, CIArb promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution internationally through a membership of 12,000 professionally qualified members in more than 110 countries. In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international resource centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes.

The Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

FLBA is the specialist bar association which represents barristers who practise in all areas of family law. It has a membership of 2250. The FLBA is consulted by government on all areas of family law and policy. The FLBA has with the other partners been involved in the creation of a family law arbitration scheme since inception. www.flba.co.uk


Resolution, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is an organisation of over 6,500 lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, through publications and good practice guides and through its accreditation scheme. Resolution also trains and accredits mediators and is the only body providing training and support for collaborative lawyers in England and Wales. www.resolution.org.uk

Centre for Child and Family Law Reform

The Centre for Child and Family Law Reform is a research centre of professionals and academics sponsored by the Law School of City University, London. The purpose of the Centre is to scrutinise existing family law and facilitate reform where appropriate. The Centre’s Committee is comprised of academics, judges and practitioners (both barristers and solicitors) and meets quarterly to discuss recent developments in family law and proposals for reform.