Welcome to FamilyArbitrator

FamilyArbitrator aims to promote informed understanding of family arbitration principles and to encourage the spread of arbitration as a form of private dispute resolution in financial and child related family cases.

FamilyArbitrator was established by Sir Peter Singer, Gavin Smith and Rhys Taylor, and we have since been joined by Andrzej Bojarski, James Pirrie and Felicity Shedden. We are all experienced family law specialists, qualified arbitrators and Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, available to help resolve financial disputes of all types and some private law child related by making awards under the IFLA family law arbitration Scheme.

As parties to a family arbitration you can:

  • Choose your own arbitrator
  • Select which issues you agree to arbitrate
  • Conduct the dispute at your own speed
  • Retain your existing legal advisors
  • Keep in control of the process
  • Be assured of total confidentiality


Take a look at our latest blog posts
September 20, 2016

An arbitration question posed, and ...

Expatriate Law (a firm of English lawyers offering advice to expatriate separating couples in Dubai and indeed elsewhere in the Middle and Far East)...

August 4, 2016

IFLA Children Scheme Panel

An alphabetical list of the accredited family practitioners available to conduct arbitrations under the recently-launched IFLA Scheme for the...

July 22, 2016

Child dispute determinations withou...

New Rules and a Form ARB1CS are available from the homepage, as are revised equivalents for the original Financial Arbitration Scheme. Amongst the...

May 24, 2016

The most recently updated @eGlance ...

At the beginning of April the Commentary on IFLA Financial Arbitration which forms part of the computer program @eGlance was revised and brought up...

FAQs for both children and money #arbitration now on IFLA website t.co/gsMNd9Aq00 #familylaw