Butterworths Family Law Service

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The leading work on family law, providing authoritative guidance on the law affecting families and family breakdown. It includes extensive coverage of child law, the divorce process and consequences of divorce, as well as the law relating to unmarried couples and their children, domestic violence, custody and financial provision. The Family Law Service also covers mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration, Islamic and Jewish ADR.

Issue 222, February 2019

This update deals with significant recent cases addressing such issues as the impact of human rights law on family law as well as the importance of differentiating a forced marriage from an arranged marriage. It also sets out the most up to date statistics as to divorce, nullity, judicial separation, gender recognition and forced marriage. Finally, it ensures that the practitioner is aware of important changes that are on their way with the government's support not only of no fault divorce but also, after some delay, agreeing to move ahead with a review of the law of weddings

Binder 1 Relationships and their Breakdown
1A Narrative
Chapter 1 The first interview: choice of remedy and immediate action
Chapter 2 Marriage
Chapter 3 The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Chapter 4 Grounds for proceedings in nullity
Chapter 5 Grounds for proceedings in divorce and judicial separation
Chapter 6 The Mental Capacity Act 2005
Chapter 7 Cohabitation
Chapter 8 Domestic abuse
Chapter 9 The Civil Partnership Act 2004
Chapter 11 Litigants in person
1C Statutes
The following has been amended:
- Family procedure rules 2010
Binder 2 Family Courts: Jurisdiction and Procedure
2A Narrative
Chapter 2 Procedure
Chapter 5 Legal aid
2B Statutes
The following has been amended:
- Senior Courts Acts 1981
2C Statutes
The following has been amended:
- Family procedure rules 2010
Binder 3(III) Children-Materials
3C Statutes
The following has been amended:
- Family procedure rules 2010
Binder 4(I) Property Money and Tax-Narrative
4A Narrative
Chapter 1 Ownership and occupation of family property
Chapter 3 Financial provision where there are no proceedings for divorce, nullity or judicial separation
Chapter 4 Financial and property provision in proceedings for divorce, nullity, or judicial separation
Chapter 6 Financial remedy proceedings: special considerations
Chapter 10 Applications for financial relief in England and Wales after a foreign divorce, annulment or legal separation
Chapter 11 Enforcement of orders
Chapter 12 Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Chapter 13 Taxation
Binder 4(II) Property, Money and Tax-Materials
The following has been amended:
- Child Support (Collection and Enforcement) Regs 1992
- Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002
- Family Procedure Rules 2010
Binder 7 Tables and Index
New binder index for binders 1, 2, 4(I).


 Aidan Vine , BA (Oxon), MA (Cornell), Barrister, Harcourt Chambers, London and Oxford Editor
Aina Khan , LLB, Head of Islamic & Asian Division, Duncan Lewis Editor
 Andrew Newbury , LLB, Solicitor, Partner, Pannone LLP, Manchester Editor
 Charles Prest , MA (Cantab), DipLG, Barrister, 6 Park Square, Leeds Editor
 David Josiah-Lake , LLB, Solicitor, Josiah-Lake Gardiner LLP, London Editor
 David Ryden , LLB, Solicitor, Director of Ryden Legal Publications Ltd, and Legal Advisor to the Independent Review Mechanism Editor
 David Salter , MA, LLM, Solicitor, Partner and Joint National Head of Family Law, Mills & Reeve LLP Editor
David Williams QC , Barrister, 4 Paper Buildings Editor
 Grant Howell , LLB, MBA in Legal Practice, Solicitor, Partner, Charles Russell LLP, London General editor
 Helen Howard , LLB, Consultant, Gordons Partnership LLP (incorporating Richard Howard & Co) Editor
 John Baker , Barrister, Clerk to the Justices - Surrey Magistrates' Courts Editor
 Jonathan Montgomery , BA, LLM, Professor of Law, University of Southampton General editor
 Louise Potter , MA (Oxon), Barrister Editor
Martin L Parry , LLB, Solicitor, Emeritus Reader in Law, University of Hull Editor
Mr Justice Moor The Honourable Consulting editor
PM Bromley , MA, Barrister, Emeritus Professor of English Law, Manchester University Founding editor
Sarah Anticoni , LLB, Solicitor, Mediator, Partner, Charles Russell LLP, London Editor
 Sarah Deeks , LLB FCA, tax writer Editor
Teertha Gupta QC , LLB (Leeds), Barrister, Inner Temple Editor