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  • ISBN: 0014-7281
  • Authors/Editors: Elizabeth Walsh
  • Category: Family Law
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Family Lawthe 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, book reviews and CPD facility.

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“widely read legal periodical amongst the district bench according to recent Bulletin survey"
Law Bulletin, Volume 21 Number 2 (Summer 2010)

"the principal (monthly) periodical dealing with contemporary issues"
Sir Mark Potter P (September 2008)

A subscription to Family Law journal 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
  • Twelve issues a year with the option to earn CPD points from reading key articles at no additional cost
  • Monthly email alerts providing a preview of content coming up in the next issue
  • Practice Directions reproduced in full
  • Other features include book reviews, letters, Resolution news and a diary of events
We are offering the journal in ePDF format for free when you purchase a print subscription, making the content easier to access. To benefit from the ePDF version, you must maintain your print subscription for the year.
2014 Subscription Information
£300.00 inc print plus a FREE ePDF of each issue
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ISSN 0014-7281
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Annual subscription period runs January - December


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Collected Papers of the 2014 Family Justice Council Interdisciplinary Conference: Family Justice Redefined? PLUS the CAP, PLO and more
  • Foreword by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
  • Articles
    • 11th View from the President's Chambers: The process of reform: on the cusp of history by Sir James Munby 
    • Plenary Session 1 - Family justice redefined? Family justice after reform
      Family justice redefined? Family justice after reform by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder
    • Justice redefined – or justice diluted? by Professor Nicola Lacey
    • Session 1 - Changing concepts of justice within public family law: views on theory and practice
    • Straining the quality of justice by Dr Laura Hoyano
      Are we clear where we are going? by Her Honour Judge Katharine Marshall
    • Role of local authority by Uma Mehta
    • Recent developments in adoption by Alex Verdan QC
    • Session 2 - Changing concepts of justice and private family law: views on theory and practice
    • Justice by ADR by Professor Alison Diduck
    • Out-of-court family dispute resolution: The lessons of experience by Professor Anne Barlow
    • Session 3 - Marginalised voices in the changing public and private family law landscape
    • The impact of the LASPO changes by Christina Blacklaws
    • Marginalised voices by Maud Davis
    • Taking a longer view of contact by Jane Fortin
    • Plenary Session 2 - Access to justice: the impact of reduction and removal of public funding; impact on families of the pre-proceedings process
    • Access to justice after legal aid by Professor Rosemary Hunter
    • Private law reform by The Hon Mr Justice Cobb
    • Session 4 - The role of key players in public law reform: views on theory and reality
    • Care Proceedings in 26 weeks by Dr Jonathan Dickens
      Importance of early family engagement by Bridget Lindley OBE & Court User
    • Session 5 - LiPs, domestic abuse and safety - analysing the LASPO effect
    • Exploring the LASPO Gap by Professor Rosemary Hunter
    • The support needs and impact of litigants in person by Professor Liz Trinder
    • Fair case management by District Judge Chris Lethem
    • Session 6 - Research and expert evidence - what role is played in service of children's best interests in court proceedings?
    • Initial research findings: The typical levels of parental invovlement where post-separation parenting is resolved by court order by Dr Mbaeh Harding and Dr Annika Newnham
    • What role is played in service of children's best interests in court proceedings? by Joan Hunt
    • Access to justice: the limitations on expert evidence by The Hon Mrs Justice Russell
  • Conclusions
  • In Practice
    • Practice Direction 12A - Care, Supervision and Other Part 4 Proceedings: Guide to Case Management
    • C110A - Application for a care or supervision order and other orders under Part 4 of the Children Act 1989 or an Emergency Protection Order under section 44 of the Children Act 1989
    • Practice Direction 12B - Child Arrangements Programme
    • Practice Direction 12J - Child Arrangements and Contact Order: Domestic Violence and Harm
    • Practice Direction 27A - Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be applied in the High Court and Family Court)


The editors welcome the submission of material for consideration for publication. Material submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. The absolute maximum submission length is 3,000 words; one of 2,000 is words is more likely to be accepted. The address for submissions is:

Elizabeth Walsh
Family Law 21 St Thomas Street
Bristol BS1 6JS, UK

Alternatively, material may be submitted by email to the following address: matthias_mueller@jordanpublishing.co.uk

Contributions can only be accepted provided that all copyright clearances have been obtained by the author.

Submission Format
The preferred method for submitting materials is by email to editor@familylaw.co.uk. If posting your submission, material should be supplied electronically, together with a print out. The electronic version and the print out should be exact copies. The document should be saved in Microsoft Word for Windows. Documents prepared on a Macintosh should be converted for PC compatibility.

Author's Details
Author's name and affiliation should appear after the submission title. Full address(es) for receipt of proofs should be given separately.

Proofs and Payment
Proofs are sent to the first named author only. It is that author's responsibility to liaise with any co-author(s) with regard to proof corrections. Upon publication each author will be sent a copy of that issue and a letter detailing payment. Payment will be made to the first named author, in full, shortly after receipt of that letter. Again, it is that author's responsibility to split the cheque between any co-author(s).

House Style
A guidance leaflet on house style is available upon request to the publisher, and authors are advised to obtain a copy before submitting material.

Authors should be as accurate as possible when citing references of any kind, and should provide the fullest possible details. Bibliographies and footnotes should be avoided in preference to bracketed references in the text.

Substantive guidance may be obtained by contacting the general editor:
Elizabeth Walsh
International Family Law21 St Thomas Street
Bristol BS1 6JS, UK
Email: editor@familylaw.co.uk

June 2014 Contents

Case Reports
  • In the President’s Court: 29 April 2014
  • Achieving justice in no more than 26
    weeks: the role of the local authority
  • Parents’ experiences of relocation
    disputes Rob George and Kay Bader
  • Legal funding orders: ‘R-U-BIN served’?
    Christopher Hames and Simon Craddock
  • Wives seeking fairness on divorce: R v R
    Ashley Murray
  • Lesbian couples and their families:
    harmony for the child, the women and
    the man Professor Chris Barton
  • The long road to universal parental
    responsibility: some implications from
    research into marginal fathers Dr John
  • Maternal drinking and parenting capacity
    Sally Marlow, Colin Drummond and Jane
  • Deprivation of liberty after CheshireWest
    Her Honour Nasreen Pearce and District
    Judge Sue Jackson
In Practice
  • The Children and Families Act 2014: how
    does it affect family practitioners? Julia
  • The Sorting out Separation web app: fit
    for purpose? Janet Allbeson
  • Orders and rules are to be obeyed:
    extension of time for permission to
    appeal Philip Perrins
  • The millionaire’s defence: recent cases
    John Oxley
  • Pilot Scheme for an Accelerated First
    Appointment Procedure in Financial
    Remedy Proceedings in the Financial
    Remedies Unit at the Central Family
  • Dispute Resolution: How to increase
    family mediation take-up
  • Resolution News
  • FLBA News
  • Association of Her Majesty’s District
    Judges News
Newsline Extra
Book Reviews
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    Elizabeth Walsh

    Elizabeth Walsh is the editor of Family Law and International Family Law. She is a…

"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)
Elizabeth Walsh Solicitor and Mediator
Rebecca Bailey-Harris Barrister, 1 Hare Court; Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol
Caroline Bridge Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand; Honorary Fellow, University of Manchester;
Gillian Douglas Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University

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