About Family Law

In family law, half the battle is keeping on top of the latest case law, legislation, precedents and forms. LexisPSL Family brings everything together for you online, in one place. So you can get up to speed faster, with more time to spend on your clients.

Financial provision main topic

Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of financial provision, from the underlying principles considered by the court, to applications under specific legislation. Includes in-depth practical guidance on specialist areas such as pensions and trusts.

Private children

Covers all aspects of private children law from fundamental principles to evidence and procedure. Also includes subtopics to ensure that practitioners will have the relevant practical guidance at their fingertips to advise in all scenarios.

International topic area

Families are increasingly international and practitioners need quick access to the relevant practical guidance for this highly discretionary area of law. Practice notes, legislation, cases etc. help to ascertain the best jurisdiction for a client and/or to be able to stay proceedings in other jurisdictions as needed.

About Family Law

Our clear, concise practice notes and news reports give you an expert view – with direct links to the most authoritative sources, including the All England Law Reports, Family Law Reports and extracts from Butterworths Family Law Service. On everything from relationship breakdown, cohabitants and children law to financial provision, international family law and enforcement. And our up-to-date editable PDF forms and Smart Precedents (including detailed consent orders and marital agreements) take less time to draft.

So you can be confident you’re giving the right advice, even when you’re outside your comfort zone. And you’re free to spend more time focusing on rewarding work that makes a real difference.

Latest Family News

Serious findings made against intervener with cognitive difficulties unsafe and unfair (Re S (Vulnerable party—fairness of proceedings); A v A local authority)

Family analysis: This was an appeal against findings of fact made by a circuit judge against the appellant who was joined as an intervener in the...

21 January 2022
Deprivation of liberty and unregistered children’s homes (A Mother v Derby City Council (Secretary of State for Education and others intervening))

Family analysis: In this unsuccessful appeal, post the Supreme Court decision in Re T and the amendments made by the Care Planning, Placement and Case...

20 January 2022
Human Rights Act 1998—the government’s proposed reforms

Public Law analysis: The following is a non-exhaustive update on the proposed reform of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998). The Conservative Party...

14 January 2022
Jurisdiction in children proceedings based on a connection with matrimonial proceedings (Re A (jurisdiction—Family Law Act 1986) (application for amplification)

Family analysis: This case concerned an application made by a father dated 30 September 2021 for an order that a child, A, should live with him and...

13 January 2022
Private FDR privilege under the microscope (LS v PS (Q Company (a litigation lender) intervening)

Family analysis: This case caught the eye of many financial remedy practitioners and concerned a litigation funder’s application for disclosure of a...

12 January 2022

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