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Family Law journal

Family Law journal is the leading practitioner journal compiled by experts for family law professionals. The journal features the latest official guidance's, in-depth case analysis and topical articles.

Publisher: Family Law
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ISBN/ISSN: 00147281
Publisher: Family Law

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Why should you subscribe to Family Law journal


Winner of the prestigious British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Legal Journals Award 2017. The BIALL Award recognises and rewards excellence in legal serials publishing.

Family Law – the title of reference and record in the field of family law since 1970 – is the leading practitioner journal compiled by experts for family law professionals. The journal features the latest official guidances, in-depth case analysis and topical articles. Contents also include regular columns from the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, The Law Society and the Association of Her Majesty's District Judges as well as news and research updates, letters and book reviews.

Family Law is available as either a print or online (as part of LexisLibrary) subscription. A subscription to Family Law provides:

  • Personal comment from distinguished family law experts on all topical issues
  • Short case reports and analysis of all important family and child law cases
  • In-depth articles from leading practitioners, academics and professionals involved in the justice system
  • Latest news on all key developments in family law, policy and practice
  • Regular updates from the Association of District Judges, Law Society, FLBA and Resolution
  • Practice Directions reproduced in full
  • Other features include book reviews, letters, Resolution news and a diary of events
  • 12 issues a year


"the principal (monthly) periodical dealing with contemporary issues" Sir Mark Potter P (September 2008)

“widely read legal periodical amongst the district bench according to recent Bulletin survey" Law Bulletin, Volume 21 Number 2 (Summer 2010)


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Table of contents

November [2018] Fam Law

Maybe this time - Nigel Shepherd

Changing legal requirements for divorce
Divorce reform debate
Civil partnerships extended
Civil partnership in Scotland
Brexit: family law government guidance
Family Law Awards

Last Orders
The View from the Bar - Rob George

Fourth Estate
‘Sensationalist’ ‘provocative’ and ‘unhelpful’ – why I was prepared to say in a national newspaper that our state kidnaps children - Louise Tickle

Case Reports

The UK’s family law prospective position on fully leaving the EU - Nigel Lowe QC (Hon) and David Hodson OBE
All actions concerning children - Nuala Mole and Alice Thornton 1
A history of divorce law reform in England and Wales: evolution, revolution, or repetition? - John Haskey
Reform and the future of family justice: where is the court modernisation programme heading? - Sir James Munby
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 update - Paula Myers and Jodie Buck

In Practice
Property rights on separation – where do unmarried couples stand? - Kara Swift
Legal aid statutory charge: human rights damages in children proceedings - David Burrows
Broken-hearted Braveheart: Scottish v England divorce and maintenance in the wake of Villiers - Ella Welsby

Dispute Resolution
Three key messages from high conflict post-separation scenarios - Brian Cantwell
Beyond the ‘lawyer model’ in dispute resolution processes - Jo Edwards 1

Transparency Project News
Access to family court hearings: the legal bloggers pilot - Julie Doughty

Update Extra
Beware of procedural trap: enforcement orders and committal orders
Legal aid in committal proceedings
Release of family court hearing documents
Pensions: the basics
Female genital mutilation protection orders
Who is my father? Re K
Placement orders: Re B-P

Resolution News