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BOOK SOON - PLACES GOING FAST - Brexit and Family Law Conference - Saturday 22nd February 2020


The Family Lawyers Assoication of Ireland

in association with

Northern Ireland Family Bar Association




A conference at the Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, County Louth Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Registration and coffee 9.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Conference commences at 10 a.m. and will conclude at circa. 4 p.m.

Conference fee:

€190 (£160) (includes lunch and membership of the FLA)

€80 ((£70) (members of the FLA)

€50 (£43) (practitioners of less than 5 years standing/law students)

Contact: by email or or by post The Treasurer, Family Lawyers’ Association, Law Library, Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.

CPD points: 6


For more details including a provisional agenda please click here.

The FLA is delighted to announce it's new agreement with Stare Decisis!


The Family Lawyers' Association of Ireland is delighted to inform its members of the conclusion of a new agreement with Stare Decisis.

From January 2020 (and, indeed, backdated to 2018) the members' section of the FLA website will republish a substantial number of reports prepared by Decisis on family law and related issues.

Furthermore, Decisis have agreed to provide a reduced price for barrister members of the FLA of €195 plus VAT per year (reduced from €250 plus VAT per year, which is the normal price for individual subscriptions). Reductions at a similar rate will also be given to solicitor members of the Association who take out new subscriptions, on application to Decisis.

The FLA strongly encourages its members to avail of this offer.

Please click here for more details.

The Family Lawyers Association of Ireland supports the Courting Disaster Campaign


The Family Lawyers Assoication supports the recent launch of the Courting Disaster Campaign in Dublin.

The Assoication is one of eleven organisations that supports the campaign which calls on the government to immediately allocate the funding required to develop a dedicated Family Law Court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin.

Please click the below links for press articles about the launch of the campaign as well as information on the campaign itself. 

Irish Times article

The Journal Article

Members are also encouraged to look out for the #courtingdisaster hash tag.


Commencement of Parts 1 and 2 of the Family Law Act 2019


The Family Lawyers Assoication of Ireland would like to draw its members attention to SI 585 of 2019 - The Family Law Act 2019 (Commenement) Order 2019 which brings Parts 1 and 2 of the Family Law Act 2019 into operation as of the 1st December 2019.


Please click here for a link to the Statutory Instrument.





The Family Lawyers Association of Ireland is now on Twitter!


The Family Lawyers Association is delighted to announce the launch of its Twitter page.

We invite all our members to follow us by our twitter handle  @lawyers_Ireland and to keep up to date with all the latest Association news and events.

You can also find a link here to our twitter page.




New Executive Committee Members


Following the AGM of the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland held on the 16th November 2019 at the RDS, a new executive committee was appointed.