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Published: May 25, 2022
ISBN/ISSN: 9781784734909

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Why should you buy The Family Court Practice 2022 (Red Book)

The Family Court Practice (Red Book), covers the entire range of family business and contains all the essential materials you need to practice in the Family Court.

The new edition is fully updated to include the latest case-law, full coverage of new and amended legislation, Practice Directions and guidance. It also contains fully and expertly annotated statutes and rules together with scores of unique step-by-step procedural guides, which direct you effortlessly to the relevant rules and annotation.

What's new for 2022:

  • The addition of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 with cross-referencing to it throughout
  • The incorporation of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 so that both the 'old' and 'new' law are shown
  • Detailed commentary and practical guidance on all recent case law and key procedural developments in the areas of divorce, civil partnership, private/public child law, financial provision, enforcement and appeals
  • The latest amendments to the Family Procedure and Civil Procedure Rules
  • A new procedural guide about arbitration
  • The latest Practice Guidance
  • A chronology of the key developments in family law and practice

Product reviews

by Sir James Munby
President of the Family Division
"Indispensable. It is the single book that every family practitioner and every family judge must have"
by New Law Journal
"Invaluable ... I cannot now imagine being without it"
The clear market leader...
by Solicitors Journal
"The clear market leader ... No serious family lawyer will practise without it ... Brilliant! Buy it!"
The reference work of choice...
by Head of Chambers
4 Paper Buildings
"The reference work of choice for all practitioners dealing with cases in the single Family Court"
Editorial team is truly top drawer...
by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor
Richmond Green Chambers
"Editorial team is truly top drawer ... Regarded as ‘the Bible of family law’… Positioned in front of every family law judge in every family law court"
The beauty and utility of the book...
by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor
Richmond Green Chambers
"The beauty and utility of the book lies with the detailed and directly useful commentaries which follow the procedural rules and statutes contained in the relevant sections throughout"
Impressively comprehensive...
by Mark Harper
Withers LLP
"Impressively comprehensive … Keeps the profession fully briefed on the latest clarifications to the Rules and more generally on the developments within Family law"

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Table of contents

About The Family Court Practice
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of Cases
Table of Practice Directions
Table of CPR, FPR and Supreme Court Practice Directions

Part I: Procedural Guides
• Detailed guidance covering the following areas:
• Applications for Relief Other Than Divorce;
• Application for Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings and Related Orders;
• Enforcement of Orders;
• Children;
• Judicial Reviews and Appeals;
• Miscellaneous.

Part II: Statutes
• Pertinent provisions of all relevant statutes, reproduced in amended form and annotated by the expert team of contributors.

Part III: Procedure Rules
• The full text of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and practice directions, plus relevant provisions and practice directions from the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and the Supreme Court Rules 2009. All provisions are reproduced as amended, along with detailed explanation and guidance.

Part IV: Statutory Instruments
• Pertinent provisions of all relevant SIs appear in amended form, with commentary from the expert team of contributors.

Part V: Practice Guidance
• Relevant practice guidance for family law practitioners.

Part VI: European Material
• Coverage of significant European Regulations and Conventions, all fully annotated.

Part VII: Welsh Materials (Autumn Supplement and Online only)
• Essential materials relating to children law in Wales.


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