The FLA has been and continues to be very involved in pressing for law reform, particularly in those areas in which it is long overdue, including in relation to children. In recent years the FLA has been involved in two Children’s Issues Forums held in 2009 (at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre) and again in 2012 (at the Hong Kong University), the first such forums held in Hong Kong.
The Association has been at the forefront of innovation in the practice of family law in Hong Kong, and its views are highly regarded by the Government and Judiciary . The FLA supports and promotes both mediation and collaborative practice as vital elements of alternative dispute resolution of both matrimonial and family conflicts. It continues to work with other stakeholders in the area, including representative bodies such as the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association, to improve the service to the community. FLA committee members are invited to join other related committees and ad hoc working groups on practice and procedure convened by the Chief Justice.