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
May 5, 2017

Arbitration v litigation

In their article “Arbitration v litigation”, published in February 2017’s Counsel magazine, Janet Bazley QC and Gavin Smith outlined the...

November 17, 2016

Revisions to the Child Scheme Rules...

IFLA has published an explanatory Note detailing the revisions to the Child Scheme Rules and Form ARB1CS which took effect on 1 November. These...

November 8, 2016

New IFLA Guides and FAQs

Following the launch of the new children arbitration scheme, IFLA has produced revised editions of a number of its documents, which are downloadable...

November 2, 2016

Revised documentation for IFLA Chil...

IFLA on 1 November 2016 has issued revised editions of the CS Scheme Rules and the initiating Form ARB1CS which supersede those current since the...

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