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


Take a look at our latest blog posts
March 8, 2021

Where delay benefits one parent: co...

The problem with Status quo The separation of parents can take place in haphazard and unplanned ways, leaving perhaps unexpected arrangements as...

February 1, 2021

The Good, The Bad and The Ungley

New Year: New Lockdown… and this one looks like it could be here for a good while. For many of us, January is normally a fairly challenging month:...

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...