We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership director Elizabeth Fletcher has been appointed to The Law Society’s Family Law Committee for a three year term starting on 1st September 2018. In this prestigious role Elizabeth will join a talented team that contributes to decisions about legal policy affecting the legal profession and represents the views of family lawyers nationally to policy makers and government.
As a member of the Family Law Committee, Elizabeth’s role will be to promote improvements in family law, practice and procedure, including child care law and procedure. Her remit will be to:
- advise and assist in the formulation, development and communication of policy;
- consider and advise on policy initiatives and proposals, research papers, briefings and legal developments, consultations and where necessary assist with the drafting of papers and responses; and
- contribute to ad hoc working parties and subgroups dealing with specific issues pertaining to the Committee’s work plan.
Elizabeth has specialised in family law for over 10 years. She focuses on all aspects of family breakdown, but has a specific interest in managing arrangements for children both in and out of the court arena as well as resolving financial disputes arising from the breakdown of a marriage or relationship.
Elizabeth is committed to resolving issues constructively both in and out of court and she is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer. Elizabeth was named as a Next Generation Lawyer and recommended for family law by the leading legal directory, Legal 500 UK 2017. She was shortlisted for Family Law Associate of the Year in the Jordans Family Law Awards 2014. Elizabeth is a Resolution Accredited Specialist with specialisms in Private Children law and domestic abuse. She is co-author of “Towards the Light: A Way Through Divorce and Separation” (2017) a handbook for individuals going through a divorce and separation.