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Family Law Protocol


Family and social welfare

In stock

30 October 2015

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
224 pages

Family Law Protocol
4th edition

The Law Society


This is the printed version of Family Law Protocol. The EPUB version of Family Law Protocol is also available.

This authoritative set of best practice guidelines has been comprehensively updated to cover all the changes since 2010 and includes two new chapters on forced marriage and alternative pathways to parenthood. Endorsed by the President of the Family Division, the Protocol is the standard by which members of the Law Society and Resolution are judged.

The fourth edition of this indispensible book takes account of significant developments including:

  • changes to public funding in family law proceedings
  • private family law arrangements for children and parental involvement
  • new legislation on honour-based violence and forced marriage
  • alternative pathways to parenthood including adoption and surrogacy.

Developed by the Law Society in association with Resolution and other leading organisations, interest groups and figures in the field, this is the go-to text for family law practitioners.


Foreword by the President of the Family Division
Part 1: Main Protocol
Part 2: Non-court dispute resolution
Part 3: Domestic abuse and honour-based violence
Part 4: Children: private law
Part 5: Children: public law
Part 6: Abduction
Part 7: Child support
Part 8: Schedule 1 proceedings under the Children Act 1989
Part 9: Proceedings for dissolution, divorce, judicial separation or nullity
Part 10: Ancillary relief
Part 11: Cohabitation
Part 12: Forced marriage
Part 13: Alternative pathways to parenthood