A Practical Approach to Family Law (10th edition)

ISBN : 9780198737605

Jill M. Black; Jane Bridge; Tina Bond; Liam Gribbin; Madeleine Reardon; Penelope Grewcock
532 ページ
170 x 243 mm
Practical Approach Series

Family Law practice has undergone a period of rapid and significant change with the removal of legal aid funding and the establishment of the single Family Court in particular represent major adjustment for those working in the field. A Practical Approach to Family Law provides a clear picture of the law and practice relating to family proceedings in the family court, county courts, and the High Court. Its breadth of coverage and accessible style has made it an essential resource for students and practitioners alike. In an area which continues to evolve this text is a trusted and reliable resource for busy practitioners. It's clear and accessible style make it an ideal tool for both students on LPC and ILEX courses and those in practice. Providing practical advice on the application of legal principles alongside helpful summaries the text gives a detailed overview of a broad range of family law issues. Written by a respected and authoritative team, the tenth edition of A Practical Approach to Family Law has been fully updated to take account of recent developments including the changes to legal aid for family cases and the introduction of the single family court; new rules on the instruction of experts; new approach to care proceedings and court-enforced timetable to avoid delay; and the replacement of residence and contact orders with child arrangements orders. There is also increased coverage of adoption alongside key material on mediation, child support and welfare benefits. Very much a practical guide, the book makes extensive use of examples and key documents to assist the busy practitioner and student. With additional advice on library, information, and professional development resources, A Practical Approach to Family Law provides real assistance in dealing with this dynamic area of law. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding.


1. Family Law Practice - Setting The Scene, The First Interview And Next Steps
2. Public Funding For Family Proceedings
3. Family Mediation And Collaborative Law
4. The Family Court
5. The Ground For Divorce And The Five Facts
6. Bar On Presentation Of Divorce Petitions Within One Year Of Marriage
7. Jurisdiction In Divorce, Nullity, Judicial Separation And Proceedings To Dissolve A Civil Partnership
8. Drafting A Divorce Petition
9. Undefended Divorce: Procedure For Obtaining The Decree
10. Amended, Supplemental And New Petitions
11. Defended Divorces
12. Protection Of Respondents In Separation Cases: Sections 5 And 10, Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
13. Judicial Separation
14. Cohabitants
15. Civil Partnership Act 2004
16. Nullity
17. Gender Recognition Act 2004
18. The Children Act 1989: General Principles, Parental Responsibility Orders In Family Proceedings, Section 8 Orders, Guardianship and Special Guardianship Orders, and Financial Provision And Property Adjustment For Children
19. Procedure For Orders Under The Children Act 1989
20. Preventing The Removal Of A Child From The Jurisdiction And Tracing A Lost Child
21. Children in Local Authority Care
22. Emergency Protection Of Children
23. The Home: Preventing Sale Or Mortgage
24. Keeping Up With The Mortgage Or Rent
25. Welfare Benefits
26. The Question Of Wills
27. Neglecting to Maintian the Family, Section 27 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
28. Nuptial Agreements: Separation, Post and Pre-Nuptial
29. Financial Orders Available
30. Procedure For An Application For A Financial Remedy
31. Factors To Be Considered In An Application For A Financial Remedy
32. Preventing And Setting Aside Depositions Under Section 37, Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
33. Collection And Enforcement Of Financial Orders
34. Variation Of Financial Orders
35. Child Support
36. Occupation Orders
37. Non-molestation Orders
38. Forced Marriage Protection Orders


The Right Honorable Lady Justice Jill Black DBE is a Lady Justice of Appeal; Jane Bridge is a barrister and family mediator; Tina Bond is a solicitor at Evans & Co, Co Durham, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Northumbria; Liam Gribbin is a barrister at Plymouth City Council; Madeleine Reardon is a barrister at 1 King's Bench Walk; Penelope Grewcock is a barrister at Fenners Chambers