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Working in the Family Justice System: The Official Handbook of the Family Justice Council 3rd edition

Fully updated to take account of all recent developments in family law
Publisher: Family Law
In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9781846611124
Publisher: Family Law

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Why should you buy Working in the Family Justice System: The Official Handbook of the Family Justice Council 3rd edition


It is vital that those working within family justice understand how each profession thinks and operates. This Handbook, fully updated to take account of all recent developments including the introduction of the Public Law Outline, highlights the essentials of family justice, explains what the responsibilities of the respective professionals are and how they interact.

Though not a legal text book, it does however set out the important principles of law that underpin the system to provide an accessible guide to newcomers, as well as to established professionals who need information about the ways other disciplines work and are organised.


"an invaluable aid ... no one, no matter how able and experienced, could carry so much information in the mind" From the Foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Thorpe

"an extremely accessible, readable and informative guide to the many facets of the family justice system ... warmly recommended" Practitioners Child Law Bulletin

"cost? £30 - and worth far more than that in your time alone" New Law Journal

"all family magistrates will find this guide provides invaluable information and is easy to access and to understand. They will gain a useful understanding of how each profession thinks and operates. I thoroughly recommend it and hope that a copy will be available in every retiring room" Margaret Wilson, Chair of the Magistrates' Association Family Proceedings Committee

"so long as there is a family justice system this book - manifestly the fruit of the editor's vast experience and a huge amount of skilled research - will be indispensable to everyone involved in it, whether as experienced practitioner or trainee, or even as someone considering becoming involved" Stephen Cretney

"who really knows how the mediation industry holds together, how to access information about the CSA and CAMHS, the approach the police take to prosecuting domestic violence, the rules for accessing data. This is the book that you cannot cope without, the second that your case steps off the routine path of cases that you can manage, more or less with your eyes closed" James Pirrie, Resolution

“a first rate guide … common sense approach … fundamental reading … for both the newcomer and the experienced practitioner at all levels with the sort of information we need … excellent support material” Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers

"it is a wonderful book.....well thumbed and well used as a general read and as a source of immediate practical day-today information..... Organised logically and intresting and easy read....accessible reference book" ALC

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Table of contents

The Family Justice Council
The Professionals
The Systems
Core Principles of Law
Core Information
Interprofessional Issues

Titles Published by Family Law
Useful Contacts: Telephone Numbers and Websites