Our mission at the Family Law Hub is to provide the essential, practical resources and training the private family lawyer needs. The content will continue to expand and adapt to match changes in law and practice as they happen.
The content for each topic is presented in four categories:
Know-How (members only)
precedents: useful templates to help you file documents at court, organise your case and present your arguments clearly. Where applicable, Word versions of the documents can be downloaded that you can use and adapt them to your own requirements.
model letters: template letters and suggested wording for letters to court, your client or the other side. Again Word versions are available so you can customise them to your own requirements
practice notes: concise explanations of the law and practical tips on key procedural issues. More practice notes are currently in preparation, covering topics such as tax, Schedule 1 Act claims and enforcement of contact orders and these will be made available to subscribers over the next few months
tools: links to useful online tools such as interest rates, exchange rates, tax thresholds and many more
The Know How documents are regularly reviewed to ensure that they match current best practice.
The Family Law Hub provides a complete training package for the private family lawyer with the following included in the price:
Online courses: regular online Q&A courses to help cement the knowlege gained when reading content or listening to webinar
Recorded webcasts: recordings of the regular training sessions presented by the teams at Mills & Reeve and 29 Bedford Row with accompanying online questions.
Live webinars: we host regular live webinars presented by the experienced teams at Mills & Reeve and 29 Bedford Row plus other guest speakers. The webinars will be recorded and made available for Hub members to listen to at your leisure. again on the Hub.
Training & Competence records: tools to plan, record, report on and monitor your training activities, both on te Hub and offline, are built-in (members only)
We will keep you up to date with the latest changes to law and practice through:
News: first notice of changes to private family law, policy and practice, plus reports on local practice and business to help you advise and plan your cases effectively
Case Notes: succinct case summaries and essential practice points arising from the latest cases as they are published. There are case notes covering all the key cases from 2009 onwards linked to the primary sources where available.
Articles: insight and comment from the team on specific issues of private family law practice
You can also find the primary sources on the Family Law Hub. We are busy cataloguing links to the cases, statutes and forms available elsewhere on the web and referred to in our content, including
Judgments: the full text of key cases from the last few years plus links to other external sources
Legislation: links to cross-referenced statutes, SIs and Procedure Rules available on the official websites, such as legislation.gov. We have also sourced the harder to find international regulations such as the Hague Convention, Brussels II Revised and the Lugano Convention.
Forms: the downloadable forms available from the Ministry of Justice site and other sources where relevant
This is an on-going project and so the Sources will grow over the next few months as more of the archive content is reviewed.
The core, original content on the Family Law Hub is derived from Mills & Reeve's own internal knowledge base and training programmes. It is regularly reviewed by their team so you can be sure that the guidance provided reflects best practice.
It is supplemented by commentary and analysis from the specialists at 29 Bedford Row whose regular contributions in the form of webcasts, case comments and guidance notes will ensure that you are fully briefed as family law evolves.