Publication date November 23rd 2020
The Resolution Family Law Handbook was published on the 23rd of November 2020. Written by members and subject area experts, this is an essential primer for anyone practicing family law. Perfect for those new to the profession but also as a handy reference guide for experienced practitioners this book should have a place on all solicitors shelves.
Excerpt from the foreword by The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division:
“The aim of this Handbook is to describe the approach to the practice of Family Law in the 2020’s, and not simply to recite the statutory scheme or structure of the jurisdiction which can be found elsewhere. The text has been written by individuals who are each household names in their respective areas of work, and the whole endeavour has been coordinated and published by Resolution which, since its inception in 1982, has rightly prioritised the need for professionals to focus upon the way the law is practised in this important field. The result is a most valuable guide, to which practitioners not fully familiar with Family work may usefully resort time and time again. Within these pages you will find gems of professional wisdom, informed by practical experience, which simply do not feature in more conventional legal texts. Resolution and all who have contributed to this Handbook are therefore to be thanked and congratulated upon the publication of this updated edition”.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction – Kim Beatson and Nigel Shepherd
Chapter 2: Marriage – Charlotte Bradley and Sarah Dodds
Chapter 3. Divorce – Andrew Watson
Chapter 4: Cohabitation – Graeme Fraser
Chapter 5: Financial Remedy Proceedings – Andrew Newbury and Farhana Shahzady
Chapter 6: Prenuptial Agreements – Hannah Minty and Rachel Cooper
Chapter 7: Schedule 1 and the CMS: Financial Provision for Children – James Pirrie
Chapter 8: Inheritance Act claims – Emma Collins, Lottie Tyler and Mathew Morton
Chapter 9: Businesses in divorce – Andrew Moore
Chapter 10: Children proceedings – Tammy Knox and Nadia Salam
Chapter 11: Surrogacy – Natalie Gamble
Chapter 12: Domestic Abuse – Jane Wilson
Chapter 13: Dispute Resolution – Out of Court Solutions – Dave Emmerson, Emma Harte, Tristan Harvey, Tasha Bevan-Stewart and Angela Lake-Carroll
Chapter 14: Legal Aid – Vicky Ling
Chapter 15: Costs in Family proceedings – Anna-Laura Lock and Selena Arbe-Barnes
Authors discuss their chapter
You can watch the authors talk about the issues they considered in writing their chapter.
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