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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.

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

September [2018] Fam Law

The cost of LASPO Katy Rensten

Change is overdue: Owens
Time for reflection: Mills
The rise of private FDRs
Supreme Court and s 20: Williams v Hackney

Last Orders
The View from the Bar Rob George

Case Reports

Because it is the right thing to do - Sir James Munby
The role of the justice system in decision-making for children - Sir Ernest Ryder
The forbidden territories - Andrew Bainham
Recent cases relating to female genital mutilation -Ruth Gaffney-Rhys
The law of financial remedies on divorce: a round-table discussion at the House of Lords - Jo Edwards
Financial provision on divorce: are you certain, Minister? - Peter G Harris
Rethinking adoption and birth family contact: is there a role for the law? - Elsbeth Neil

In Practice
Local authority update: Autumn 2018: special guardianship orders - Emma Kendall
Anything but child’s play: surrogacy and thorny issues of identity, parenthood and status in modern families - Louisa Ghevaert and Richard Jones
President’s Guidance: Arrangements for adoption visits - Sir James Munby
Practice Guidance: Children Arbitration in the Family Court - Sir James Munby
President’s Guidance: Addition to Compendium of Standard Family Orders - Sir James Munby
President’s Circular: Financial Remedies Court Pilot Phase 2 - Sir James Munby
Judicial Protocol Regulating Direct Judicial Communications Between Scotland and England & Wales in Children’s Cases
Practice Direction 36E
Practice Direction 36G
Practice Direction 36H
Practice Direction 36I

Dispute Resolution
Conversation pieces: reflections in family mediation: Part 2: ‘In the beginning is the conversation . . .’ - Neil Robinson =
How may the law be reformed to improve the uptake and experience of mediation? - Jo Edwards, Amanda Sandys and Jamie Gaw

Transparency Project News
Expert evidence in children’s proceedings: a new Transparency Project guidance note - Sarah Phillimore

Update Extra
Outcomes of care proceedings for children before and after care proceedings reform
Nagalro Guidance
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Resolution News