Its panel of arbitrators includes retired judges and experienced family practitioners from across the whole of the country.   IFLA chair, Lord Falconer said: “At a time when there is a need to find solutions in family disputes outside the courtroom, it is a logical next step to offer arbitration as another means of doing so.”

IFLA, which formally launched in March, is a new not-for-profit organisation set up by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Family Law Bar Association, and the family lawyers’ group Resolution, in association with the Centre for Child and Family Law Reform.