Transparency and publicity in divorce and relationship breakdown

15 Sep 2021 1300 - 1400 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Family Law Committee

The first in the IBA Family Law Committee, Family Law Risk Advisory (FLRA) Series: Publicity in divorce and relationship breakdown.

The session will cover the sometimes unforeseen, or overlooked, dangers of publicising divorce and relationship breakdown in the media, including a discussion ‘for’ and ‘against’ the need for transparency and concerning the relevance of public interest issues.

This webinar will also be a brief introduction to the FLRA Webinar series, which will be completed by the end of 2022. The overall aim is to highlight some of the causes and consequences of relationship breakdown that are not often talked about - and to identify ways of reducing acrimony and finding constructive and innovative solutions.

Topics will include:

  1. The stigma of divorce and relationship breakdown and the damage to mental health as a result of divorce and relationship breakdown;
  2. Parental alienation;
  3. The connection between infertility and divorce and relationship breakdown – the stigma of infertility; and
  4. The importance of pre and post nuptial agreements: the key acrimony-busting tool – deterring divorce tourism and inappropriate forum shopping.


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Certificates of attendance for each session will be provided, automatically, to all delegates who have registered in advance and attended the live broadcast for a minimum of 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your Certificate of Attendance, please email

Marcus Dearle

Miles Preston & Co., London, England; Chair, Family Law Committee

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Confirmed speakers
Mark Stephens

Howard Kennedy LLP, London, England; Vice Chair, IBA's Human Rights Institute

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Belinda Van Heerden

Retired Judge of Appeal, Cape Town, South Africa

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Brian Farmer

Press Association, London, England

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Dale Kemp

Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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