For those practising in civil litigation, the family court and its differing rules and procedures can for many be the stuff of nightmares.

However, civil practitioners may need to face their fears sooner than they think as family dispute resolution mechanisms are on the march into the civil world.

Gareth Ledsham appears in Solicitors Journal preparing civil law practitioners for embracing judge-led dispute resolution through FDR processes. 

Brave new world for civil litigators: get ready for dispute resolution 'family style' is available to read on the Solicitors Journal website via subscription. 

Gareth is a partner in the trust and estate disputes team. He advises on the resolution of conflicts that may arise out of trusts, or the estate of a deceased person.