Resolution Family Law Handbook

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Publication date November 2020

The Resolution Family Law Handbook was published in 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

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