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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

October [2018] Fam Law

Law in the public eye - Lucy Hoare

Widowed parent benefits for unmarried mother
Attendance at court of ‘legal bloggers’
Paediatricians as expert witnesses
Financial order reforms
Child maintenance briefing
International judges’ newsletter
Mr Justice Hayden
Family Law Awards shortlist

Last Orders
Human rights and the law of nullity: Akhter v Khan Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

Case Reports

Is it time for yet another Mental Health Act? - Lady Hale
Understanding the current use of s 20 - Judith Masson
Reflections on 40 years of IVF and its impact on the family - Ruth Deech
Parental alienation: in search of evidence - Julie Doughty, Nina Maxwell and Tom Slater
Polish marriages and the vexed question of nullity - Mark Pawlowski

In Practice
Second serve: Thum v Thum David Greer
A sighting of the special contribution white leopard: XW v XH - Alex Curran
Pleading and pursuing a behaviour petition after Owens - David Burrows
Covert recordings in proceedings relating to children - Katherine Res Pritchard and Kate Williams
Practice Direction 36J – Pilot Scheme: Transparency (Attendance at Hearings in Private)

Dispute Resolution
The full individualised child information model - Adrian Wright
All mediation conference - Robert Hush

Transparency Project News
Sir James Munby sums up his views on transparency - Lucy Reed

Update Extra
The ‘Legal Bloggers’ pilot (PD 36J): some questions and concerns
Report on the implementation of Law Commission recommendations
LASPO: post-implementation review
ONS civil partnership statistics
Intercountry adoption guidance
Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk
Children’s Commissioner’s annual study
Reforming family law lecture 1

Resolution News