Introduction from Gillian Bishop

Welcome to this first edition of The FLiPSide. Here at Family Law in Partnership we aim to bring a more rounded perspective to the issues that our clients face and this first edition of The FLiPSide reflects our unique approach.

Our aim is to make The FLiPSide informative, interesting and, above all, of value to you, our readers. We hope that you enjoy this first edition and we welcome your feedback - positive or negative - as we shape The FLiPSide into a publication focused on you.

With best wishes,
Gillian Bishop, Founder of Family Law in Partnership


Divorce Diaries Website and
E-Book Launched

Our Divorce Diaries website and E-Book bring together the real life advice and experiences of divorce and separation of over 25 of our former clients. The website includes top tips from our contributors for getting through the divorce process and a list of websites where you can find further help and support.
Top tips include:

  • The divorce is only the beginning, not the end, particularly if you have children.
  • Don't be afraid of trying to give your marriage a second chance, even if you have seen a divorce lawyer.
  • Don't expect to move swiftly from the decision to divorce to the end date - it might take longer than you imagine.
  • Focus on the big picture - not on small matters which can be time consuming and costly to negotiate.

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Get Back to Work!

Harriet Burge

Get back to work! Is this the attitude of family court judges towards non-working divorcees? It certainly seems to be so following the case of Wright v Wright. In that case, Lord Justice Pitchford said that divorcees with children aged over seven should go back to work.
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Introducing our Thought Leadership Talks

During 2016 we launched a series of thought leadership talks on family related issues. The talks have examined a broad range of topics and are aimed at a wide audience including clients and former clients, family law professionals, journalists and members of the public. Summaries of our 2016 thought leadership talks are set out below:

The Impact of Divorce on the Extended Family

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Can One Lawyer Help Both Parties?

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Is Work Working for Families?

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Attendance at the Thought Leadership talks is by invitation only.
If you would like to receive details of future events, please contact Sarah Cloke at Family Law in Partnership.

Meet our Children Law Arbitrators

The Family Law Children Arbitration Scheme launched in July 2016 with Family Law in Partnership announcing that three senior lawyers - Gillian Bishop, James Pirrie and Felicity Shedden - had qualified as Children Law arbitrators. The new Children Scheme can be used to resolve a range of private law children disputes.

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Ann Northover

Felicity Shedden

Mariko Wilson
Senior Associate

Hannah Greene

Kara Swift

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  • Dominic Raeside, Head of Mediation, re-appointed to the Family Justice Council
  • Outstanding rankings in Legal 500 UK 2016, Chambers UK 2017 and Chambers HNW 2016

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Family Law in Partnership is an award-winning team of specialist family lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and family consultants. Our aim is to make the family change experience better so our clients can successfully move forward with their lives. Our comprehensive practice covers both traditional and alternative methods of dispute resolution including litigation, solicitor led negotiation, mediation, arbitration and the collaborative approach.

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