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, Barbara Corbett, Karin Walker, Nicholas Carden, Tom Carter, Nichola Gray, Paul Infield, Hannah Markham QC, Richard Sear and Will Tyler QC. 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

Blog

Take a look at our latest blog posts
November 17, 2020

A Correction or A Change of Mind? C...

Written by Andrzej Bojarski Before delivering a written reserved judgment it is common practice for a judge to send out a version to the parties...

November 3, 2020

Whatever the Family Division is now...

Written by Steven Barrett Steven Barrett is a Commercial Chancery Barrister at Radcliffe Chambers. He has the MCIArb qualification and...

November 2, 2020

Letting the cat out of the bag? Wha...

Written by Miss Charlotte John, Hardwicke Chambers The members of FamilyArbitrator are very grateful to Miss John for allowing us to reproduce...

October 26, 2020

Haley v Haley: the court’s inquis...

In a landmark judgment that should be widely welcomed by the family arbitration community, the Court of Appeal has clarified the approach to be...