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Family Law Arbitration


Family and social welfare

17 June 2014

Law Society Publishing


297 x 210 mm
96 pages

Family Law Arbitration
A Judicially Recognised Alternative to the Family Court Special Report

Dennis Sheridan


After consultation with the Family Justice Council and other interested bodies, the Institute of Family Arbitrators (IFLA) has drawn up rules for a family law arbitration scheme that covers any financial and property disputes arising from family relationships.

This title offers a concise guide to the process of arbitration in family disputes. It uniquely brings together, in one handy time-saving book, all the information that you will need for undertaking family arbitrations such as the relevant forms and statutory materials, as well as the recent judgment of S v S.

Your handy one-stop guide to family arbitration:

  • A concise and portable guide to the process of arbitration in family disputes
  • Up-to-date and includes the key legislation and case reports in one place
  • Topical and useful for anyone wanting to know how to conduct a family arbitration
  • The only publication on the topic.


Foreword by Sir Peter Singer
Preface by Judge Cryan, IFLA
Family Law Arbitration Scheme Rules
Arbitration Act 1996 (part 1 and schedule 1)
Form ARB1 2014
Checklist of matters for discussion at first meeting
Arbitor's terms of engagement
Draft letter to HMCTS
S v S (2014) EWHC 7 (Fam)
Case study
Further information.

About the Author

Dennis Sheridan, LLB MCIARB, is a senior partner at DR Sheridan LLP. He is a family law arbitrator, collaborative lawyer and mediator.

The foreword has been written by Sir Peter Singer and the preface is by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA).