Family Law In Conversation: An Essential Update with Mena Ruparel MCIArb and OurFamilyWizard

Recording and Resources

On 15 April, 2020, Mena Ruparel MCIArb and James Evans of OurFamilyWizard teamed up to host an online training course to review what is going on in the world of Family Law amid the COVID-19 crisis and provide an overview of how OurFamilyWizard can help families with communication and child arrangements online.

Download the slideshow from Mena's presentation

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Guidance from HMCTS

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Judicial Guidance

Review guidance for the Family Court related to remote access and the COVID-19 crisis.


Law Society Guidance

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Other Resources

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About the Presenters

Mena Ruparel MCIArb is a specialist family law solicitor and arbitrator with a portfolio career. She regularly writes, examines and trains on family law subjects. Mena is the co-author of the Unbundling Family Legal Services Toolkit, the author of the Matrimonial Finance Toolkit (2017) and the Matrimonial Finance Handbook (2020) published by the Law Society. In her role as a member of the family committee at the Law Society she is credited as a contributing author to Family Law Protocol, 4th edition. Mena is also the editor of the Cilex family law manuals (levels 3 and 6) and supported distance learning materials.


James Evans is a professional liaison for OurFamilyWizard. His role includes educating judges, barristers, solicitors, mediators and other family law professionals on the online tools that can be utilised to benefit and monitor parental communication in high conflict cases. James travels the country attending family law conferences, workshops and seminars each year. Recent speaking engagements include the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution National and Regional events, Bournemouth Family Courts, Central Family Courts in London, Support Through Court and NACCC charity events and individual chambers and firms throughout the country. James graduated from the University of Sussex receiving a BA in Theatre and Film Studies.