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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

December [2018] Fam Law

NACCC – putting children first - Sir James Munby

Sibling relationships and care and adoption
Underfunding centres failing the divorce process
The impact of the equal civil partnerships campaign on cohabitation law reform
Hindsight is a wonderful thing – significant delay could cost you your home

Last Orders
Why not civil partnerships for siblings? - Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

Case Reports

Reflections of a Judge of the Family Division - Mr Justice Keehan
‘Born into care’ – infants in the family justice system - Sir James Munby
Finances after divorce in the short – and longer-term - Hayley Fisher and Hamish Low
The status of a religious-only marriage: valid, void, or ‘non’? Akhter v Khan - Professor Chris Barton and Professor Rebecca Probert
The width of the court’s discretion under s 31(1), MCA 1973: for width read uncertainty: Mills v Mills - Ashley Murray
Brexit and international family law: a pragmatic approach to divorce and maintenance - Gavin Smith, David Hodson and Valentine Le Grice QC

In Practice
Why it doesn’t pay to delay: A v B (No 2) and the need for certainty on divorce - Nicola Hale
Fairer and more flexible provision for children - Ubbi Bronwyn Bailey and Sarah Smith
Japan: an exception to the Hague Convention rule - Tracey O’Dwyer and Roger Bickerdike

Dispute Resolution
Conversation pieces: reflections in family mediation: Part 3: The paradox of mediation and domestic abuse – screening out and providing a safe environment - Neil Robinson

Transparency Project News
Child protection conference

Update Extra
Siblings: key messages and recommendations
Brexit: the consequences for family law
EU Matrimonial Property Regime Regulation
Habitual residence of a child – shades of Humpty Dumpty
Gresham College lecture series
HMCTS media guidance for staff
Review of weddings law
House of Commons domestic abuse report
New Cafcass assessment framework
Newborns in care proceedings
Babies in high risk families
Financial Remedies Pilot extended
Pension Advisory Group update 1

Resolution News