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"The final professional word for the practitioner in family and child law"

Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers

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Child and Family Law Quarterly (CFLQ) contains essential articles and comment on all aspects of family and child law and is available as an online or print subscription.
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Edited by leading family law academics, supported by a distinguished editorial board and peer reviewed for excellence, this is an invaluable resource for all practitioners, academics and policy makers both in the UK and abroad.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it provides a unique multi-disciplinary forum for the publication of high quality research material, analysis and commentary and is at the very heart of the debate of all prominent developments in family law today.

It covers such matters as:
  • International family law
  • Child protection
  • Adoption
  • Child support
  • Family finance and property
  • Divorce reform
  • Education
  • Evidence
  • Human rights
  • Welfare benefits
  • Immigration issues
  • Parentage and parental responsibility
Subscribe to Child and Family Law Quarterly and receive:
  • In depth articles written by experts for all relevant disciplines
  • Detailed case commentaries on significant court decisions
  • Latest research findings discussed and analysed in cutting edge reports
  • Four issues a year discussing all important developments with a strong international dimension
Each issue also includes detailed commentaries on significant court decisions which will be invaluable to practitioners and academics alike.

2014 Subscription Information
£205.00 inc print plus a FREE ePDF of each issue
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ISSN 1358-8184
4 issues per year
Annual subscription period runs January - December

Open Access policy

Jordan Publishing Ltd is pleased to announce the implementation of a new Open Access policy. Although we primarily publish reference works, we do publish an important scholarly journal, Child and Family Law Quarterly (CFLQ), as part of our portfolio. We are sensitive to the fact that academic authors considering submission to CFLQ are affected by new funding and open access rules, and we wish to support them by removing any barriers to their submitting articles to the journal.

Our Open Access policy is therefore fully compliant with policies of both the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Research Council UK (RCUK) guidelines. For new, qualifying article submissions going forward, and with immediate effect, we will offer a “Green OA” option for authors’ articles upon acceptance. Authors will pay no publication fee, and we will make a copy of the peer reviewed manuscript (“post print”) freely available on the Web after an embargo period consistent with the author’s funding agency’s requirements, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC) licence. We will also deposit article metadata on behalf of the author as necessary in OpenDepot.org.

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[2014] CFLQ ISSUE 2

  • Care proceedings – is there a better way? by Julie Doughty
  • Speaking when they are spoken to: hearing vulnerable witnesses in care proceedings by Penny Cooper
  • Listening to the child’s voice in the family setting: from aspiration to reality by Elaine E Sutherland
  • Same-sex marriage but not mixed-sex partnerships: should the Civil Partnership Act 2004 be extended to opposite-sex couples? by Ruth Gaffney-Rhys
  • Geopolitics and the right to education, and why ‘no person’ is, in fact, a child by Bill Bowring
  • Beyond the balancing scales: the importance of prejudice and dialogue in A Local Authority v E and Others by Camillia Kong
  • Re G; Re Z (Children: Sperm Donors: Leave to Apply for Children Act Orders): essential ‘biological fathers’ and invisible ‘legal parents’ by Alan Brown
  • Child Abduction within the European Union, Katarina Trimmings by
    Rhona Schuz

  • Gillian Douglas

    Gillian Douglas

    Gillian Douglas is Professor of Law at the Cardiff Law School, UK. She obtained her L…

  • Jonathan Herring

    Jonathan Herring

    Jonathan Herring has written on criminal, family and medical law. He focuses on how th…

  • Rebecca Probert

    Rebecca Probert

    Professor Rebecca Probert teaches family law at the University of Warwick. She has wri…

  • Stephen Gilmore

    Stephen Gilmore

    Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in Law and has worked at King’s since 2007. He was former…

  • Ruth Lamont

    Ruth Lamont

    Specialises in conflict of laws and family law Ruth's work focuses on the regulation…

  • Joanna Miles

    Joanna Miles

    Fellow at Trinity since 1999; appointed University Lecturer in 2007, following a two-y…

  • Daniel Monk

    Daniel Monk

    Daniel Monk, LLB (University of Warwick), LLM (London School of Economics), Solicitor…

"It has been 25 years since the “Child and Family Law Quarterly” first appeared and in that time the journal has achieved pre-eminence as one of the leading authorities in Family Law both within the United Kingdom and internationally because the issues are often of global significance and application ... The value of “Child and Family Law Quarterly” lies in its depth, its currency and that special blend of both its practical and the academic aspects which give our professional advice just that extra bit of expertise to keep us at the top of our game ... The Quarterly is a publication that you cannot afford to ignore today as the complexities of family law deepen with the necessary reforms which are taking place nationally and internationally… and you cannot afford to be without it!"
Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
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Gillian Douglas, Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University
Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, Oxford
Rebecca Probert, Professor of Law, University of Warwick
Case-Law Editor
Stephen Gilmore, Senior Lecturer in Family Law, King’s College London
Assistant Editor
Jo Miles, Fellow in Law, Trinity College, Cambridge
Daniel Monk, Reader in Law, Birkbeck College, London
Book Reviews Editor
Ruth Lamont, Lecturer in Law, Liverpool Law School
Editorial Board
Rebecca Bailey-Harris, Barrister and Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol
Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire
Lady Justice Black, Court of Appeal
Baroness Deech of Cumnor
Jane Fortin
, Emeritus Professor of Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex
Baroness Hale of Richmond, Justice of the Supreme Court
Mary Hayes, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Sheffield
Joan Hunt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Rosemary Hunter, Professor of Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent
Nigel Lowe, Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University
Alistair MacDonald QC
Mavis Maclean, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Sir James Munby, The President of the Family Division
Neil Perot, Solicitor
Christine Piper, Professor of Law, Brunel University

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