BREXIT AND FAMILY LAW 2 – THE CHALLENGES AND THE SOLUTIONS
(in association with Family Law colleagues in Northern Ireland)
A conference at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Or log in remotely (Zoom link will be sent upon receipt of booking)
Saturday, 20th November 2021
Registration and coffee 9.15 a.m. – 9.45 a.m.
Conference commences at 9.45 a.m. and will conclude at circa. 4 p.m.
The AGM of the FLA will follow this event.
Please click this link for registration details
Obiter Dicta Podcasts
The FLA would like to make all members aware of Obiter Dicta, Bloomsbury Professional Ireland’s podcast on legal and tax issues.
Several of the most recent podcasts would be of great interest to FLA members and you can find descriptions and links below. You can also find the podcasts on Apple, Spotify & whereever you find your podcasts.
The Lion's Share: Nuala Jackson SC on Company Shareholdings, splitting family farms and managing complex assets in divorce and separation.
In this episode of Obiter Dicta, Rachel Sherlock and Grainne McMahon sit down with Nuala Jackson, Senior Counsel as she analyses the leading cases to navigate through the complexities of dealing with company shareholdings, family farms and other shareholdings in family law proceedings.
Sonya Dixon on Pension Adjustment Orders:
In this episode of Obiter Dicta, Bloomsbury Professional Ireland’s podcast on legal and tax issues, Rachel Sherlock and Grainne McMahon sit down with Sonya Dixon, Barrister-at-Law, who specialises in pension law to discuss the complexity of pension adjustment orders and the technicalities that legal practitioners should know when dealing with pensions in family law proceedings. Sonya is co-author of Pensions - A Handbook for the Family Law Practitioner along with Laura Cahilll, published by Bloomsbury Professional.
Keith Walsh: Til Covid Do Us Part: Divorce & Family Law In A Pandemic
In this episode, we go behind the headlines and speak to one of Ireland’s best known family lawyers to find out, is Covid-19 really leading to marriage and relationship breakdowns? Keith Walsh is an award winning family law solicitor who has sat on the Law Society’s Family Law Committee and its Child and Family Law Committee. Rachel Sherlock and Grainne McMahon have a frank and open discussion with Keith about the rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, navigating through divorce during lockdown and his thoughts on the recently launched Justice Plan 2021, which aims to improve the family law experience for clients. Click here to order Keith's newest title: Divorce and Judicial Separation Proceeding in the Circuit Court: A Guide to Order 59
Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference - Dublin 2022 - 28th - 30th January 2022
The FLA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference 2022 in Dublin on the 28th - 30th January 2022.
The FLA is pleased to announce that the conference will be held in The Shelbourne Hotel.
For enquires and further information please email: email@example.com
Annoucements regarding the conference will be made on the dedicated section on our website which can be found here.
Papers from the recent Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference 2021 can now be found on the link indicated above.
Important Notice - Applying for or renewing membership of the Family Lawyer's Association of Ireland
Please note that members and prospective members can now join or renew their membership online through the website.
On behalf of the Executive Committee and Members of the Family Lawyers’ Association of Ireland, we would like to welcome you to our website and invite you to join the Association. The aim of the Association is to support family law practitioners, to seek to promote the highest standards in the practice of family law and to advocate on behalf of our members in the context of law reform.
The Executive Committee has an exciting series of events planned for the coming year and we look forward to meeting with you and hearing from you in this context. In addition to the usual post-court CPD events, we are pleased to be introducing a Breakfast Briefing series, in conjunction with the Courts Service. The very popular Circuit Conference will continue (organised by the most able Alexis Mina BL) and we are, in addition, planning a Brexit conference in February. It is planned to add a charity event to our calendar also. Social gatherings will continue. We are delighted that Dr. Sarah Fennell will be overseeing law reform initiatives. Details of all of these events and initiatives will be posted on our website.
This is an Association of family lawyers for family lawyers and therefore we are most anxious to hear your views, good and bad, and to endeavour to address same. If you have issues that you wish to have addressed, please email the Hon. Sec., Graham Hanlon, via the contact email form on this website.
We welcome new members, whether as full members or associate members. Our Hon. Treasurer, James Richardson, or any members of the Committee, will be pleased to provide details of such membership. As in all relationships, communication is key so we appreciate hearing your views and suggestions.
With best wishes,
Nuala E Jackson SC, Chairperson
Alan Finnerty, solicitor, Vice Chairperson
Katie Dawson BL – courageous, dedicated and eloquent.
The Family Lawyers Association of Ireland would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Katie Dawson BL.
May she Rest in Peace.
Gareth Noble, Chair FLA Child Care Review Sub Committee and Dr Sarah Fennell BL, FLA Chair Law Reform with the FLA’s submission to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on child care reform sent today, 6th November 2020.
Ordinary Membership is open to all practising Solicitors and Barristers. Associate Membership is open to former or retired Solicitors and Barristers, Judges and associated professionals at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
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