Sir Peter Singer

Sir Peter Singer Family Dispute Resolution Facilitator
1 Hare Court

Since retiring from the Family Division bench I have returned to my pre-judicial chambers as an associate member from where I offer my services as a family dispute resolution facilitator. The work I do ranges from all-issues mediation through early neutral evaluation (including private FDRs) to acting as an arbitrator in post-separation financial disputes.

I am a very enthusiastic advocate (while always maintaining neutrality!) for arbitration as a valuable option for disputants who are unable to resolve their disputes without a third party's informed decision. This out-of-court process is far more user-friendly and speedy than in-court litigation, and offers a range of potential benefits.

My colleagues Gavin Smith and Rhys Taylor and I have established our website FamilyArbitrator.com for which in 2012 we were jointly voted Jordans Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year. Detailed information and documentation about the arbitration process are freely available there. I am one of the editors of At A Glance and of the software programmes @eGlance and Capitalise and a co-author of Financial Remedies Practice.

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Practice Direction 27A: a PD of unintended consequences? 08 DEC 2014

Practice Direction 27A: a PD of unintended consequences?

Since the arrival of the IFLA Scheme for financial arbitration of post-separation issues its...

The time for child-issue arbitration has come… 02 DEC 2014

The time for child-issue arbitration has come…

…or has it, to give serious thought to whether and how arbitration of child welfare issues might...

Fixed fees and windmills 27 NOV 2014

Fixed fees and windmills

There was an even larger than usual turnout at this week's quarterly meeting of the Forum of...

A checklist for an IFLA family arbitration 25 JUL 2014

A checklist for an IFLA family arbitration

The co-editors of www.FamilyArbitrator.com have devised a comprehensive checklist of topics and...

Family Law Arbitration: a judicially recognised alternative to the Family Court 03 JUL 2014

Family Law Arbitration: a judicially recognised alternative to the Family Court

Some comments extracted from an address by Sir Peter Singer on the occasion of the launch (by...

FamilyArbitrator Procedural Summary 13 JUN 2014

FamilyArbitrator Procedural Summary

Arbitration is a type of private dispute resolution, in which the parties select an...

IFLA Arbitration Works! S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam) 21 JAN 2014

IFLA Arbitration Works! S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam)

On 14 January 2014 the President handed down a judgment which provides the strongest support...