Gavin Smith MCIArb

Gavin Smith MCIArb

Gavin is a barrister and arbitrator at 1 Hare Court. He was the arbitrator in S v S (arbitral award: approval) [2014] 1 WLR 2299 and J v B (family law arbitration: award) [2016] 1 WLR 3319, and is a co-founder of familyarbitrator.com.

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Arbitration v litigation

Family arbitration is hitting its stride: the IFLA scheme successfully resolving financial disputes and keeping families out of court has now been extended to children cases. Janet Bazley QC and Gavin Smith explain how it works

Contrast two very different scenarios. In the first, you turn up at court for a family hearing to find that you are listed in front of a non-specialist judge. 

24 January 2017
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A decade of cuts and the brutal pandemic have left courts and barristers struggling to cope – a bid for justice spending 

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