Legal Business

Family law firms clamber to get arbitrators on board

Private client firms are scrambling to bolster their arbitration capabilities six months after family law arbitration was introduced in England and Wales. Family lawyers are reporting arbitration training programmes are fully booked going into 2013.

The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) launched the Family Law Arbitration Scheme in February this year as a viable alternative to the court process. The rising popularity of this method of resolving disputes means family law teams will be looking to offer this service as soon as possible.