Our pupils Hope Spalding and Anogika Souresh are now on their feet in their second six and receiving instructions. To build their expertise, both have completed training in advocacy for Children Arbitrations and are enthusiastic about representing clients in this growing area of dispute resolution.

Both attended the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) webinar this week which outlined the development of the Children Arbitration scheme as well as the recent expansion of the scheme into the area of relocation, which is supported by the current and former Presidents of the Family Division. They excelled at the mock arbitration which completed their training. The pupils were trained by Julie Stather, MCI Arb, who co-authored the paper to IFLA proposing the extension of the arbitration scheme to children matters. Julie also offers children arbitration appointments as an Arbitrator. 

It is anticipated that arbitration will be a sensible, cost-effective and popular option for families wishing to avoid the inevitable lengthy delays in the Family Court due to the current COVID-19 crisis, both during lockdown and in the coming year. Arbitration appointments are available at short notice, outside of office hours and for fixed fees and can easily be carried out remotely. Please contact the clerks on 01273 625625 or via email to instruct our members and pupils to represent you in children arbitrations, or  to book your arbitration.