IFLA Financial Arbitrator Training


Date & Time:
17 October 2022

Bookable until:
19 September 2022

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£1,980.00 GBP

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The Family Law Financial Arbitration Scheme (‘the Financial Scheme’) is a scheme under which disputes of a financial or property nature with a family background in England and Wales may be resolved by arbitration.

IFLA is responsible for:

  • the rules governing the family law arbitration schemes
  • eligibility, training and qualification criteria
  • application procedures
  • criteria for remaining on the panels
  • denying, suspending or revoking membership of the panels    
  • development of the schemes
  • public perceptions and requirements of the Schemes
  • pursuing legislative reform as and when appropriate

Training is carried out by CIArb. The training course is usually delivered with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials.  Private study includes reading course materials. The tutorials involve candidates attending virtual classes over two during which time they will be subject to continuous assessment. During Covid 19 restrictions the course will be delivered on line in two parts over 4 days. Candidates will be fully trained in relevant aspects of the law of arbitration, practice and procedure, drafting and deciding, award writing and in family arbitration. They will be required to pass an award writing assignment which is undertaken the week after the course. Successful candidates will be eligible to become Members of CIArb (MCIArb).

Please click here for the full course information sheet.

An applicant must be one of the following:

  • a practising barrister;
  • a practising solicitor;
  • a part time fee paid judge;
  • a practising Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives;

who has at least 10 years post qualification experience in England and Wales in the discipline in which the applicant wishes to qualify. The applicant must have spent a minimum of 600 hours per annum carrying out family law casework during each of the 10 years immediately preceding the applicants application; 400 hours of which must be in the discipline in which the applicant wishes to qualify. If an applicant has completed 800 hours per annum family work comprising 400 hours financial work and 400 hours children work then the applicant will be eligible to train as both a financial arbitrator and a children arbitrator.

For more information, please see the course information sheet.

In order to be considered for the course, applicants must please email the following documents to Andrea Khan -

  • their full CV;
  • completed application form.

Please click here to download the relevant application form.


To unlock this course/assessment, you need to have at least one of the below prerequisites completed

No additional courses are unlocked by this course


CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Member Grade. Member status indicates a high level of knowledge and/or experience in dispute resolution, as well as a commitment to the principles of professionalism, integrity, and excellence. Members can use the designatory letters MCIArb.