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 the late 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, Will Tyler QC and Claire Heppenstall. 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 (finance and property) and determinations (children) under the  two IFLA family law arbitration schemes.


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
November 10, 2023

Judicial support and supervision

FamilyArbitrator's handy summary of family arbitration case law has been updated and can be accessed...

January 18, 2022

Reporting Financial Remedy Cases: W...

A guest blog by Adam Wolanski QC “To say that the law about the ability of the press to report ancillary relief proceedings which they are...

November 30, 2021

A v A[2021] EWHC 1889 (Fam); [2021]...

Following Haley v. Haley EWCA Civ 1369, 2 WLR 357, 1 FLR 1429, this important case sets out the procedure a party should use if they want to...

June 16, 2021

Ask the Arbitrators: Finance

On 29 April 2021 members of FamilyArbitrator.com joined Class Legal for a live webinar panel discussion on issues relating to the IFLA Financial...