Family Law

Practice Area

Our family law titles provide market-leading advice on all aspects of family law. Our portfolio includes the leading looseleafs Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice and Duckworth’s Matrimonial Property and Finance; the Family Court Reports; established books such as A Practical Guide to Family Proceedings: Blomfield and Brooks and Barlow’s Cohabitants and the Law and a number of brand new titles.

In addition, all our family law titles are available as part of our Family Law online service which includes the monthly Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing which rounds up all the latest news and cases.

Recently Published and Soon to Publish Titles

Child Migration: International Family and Immigration Laws is an essential guide to this specialised and complex area of family law. This is a practical text combining cross-disciplinary and jurisdictional issues of the interaction between the immigrant and family law in relation to the movement of children.

Are you involved in promoting transparency whilst protecting the privacy of vulnerable clients? Our new title, Transparency in the Family Courts, clarifies what transparency means in practice for professionals and families involved in this field. An essential read for family law practitioners working in private practice, local authorities and other public bodies, alongside media lawyers, journalists and social workers.

Child Protection and the Family Court: What You Need to Know is an established, invaluable guide to the complex area of public child law with a focus on providing a clear and practical explanation of the law and procedure with an examination of the key cases and an emphasis on fact-based examples.

Our family law portfolio provides advice and guidance to support the study and practice of others. Be sure to browse our most recent and soon to publish titles available below…

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Family Law Books

A Practitioner’s Guide to the Court of Protection

Navigate the extensive jurisdiction and powers of the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection affects an ever increasing number... Read more

Lawyers’ Costs and Fees: Fees and Fixed Costs in Family Proceedings

Lawyers’ Costs and Fees: Fees and Fixed Costs in Family Proceedings forms part of Bloomsbury Professional’s Lawyers’ Costs and Fees... Read more

1KBW on Trusts in Matrimonial Finance Proceedings

Are you working with trust assets and interests in the context of matrimonial and family finance disputes? A comprehensive guide... Read more

Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law covers an increasingly important area of law, seeking to place medical decision-making in its... Read more

Costs in Family Proceedings

Provides a clear exposition of the three different regimes for family costs (fees, costs and fixed costs) as well coverage... Read more

Children’s Views and Evidence

Can you hear the child’s voice? The Court of Appeal have commented that the family courts are ‘still feeling their... Read more

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice is a concise, practical, guide to modern slavery and human trafficking law... Read more

A Practical Guide to Family Proceedings: Blomfield and Brooks

Are you concerned about falling foul of the pitfalls across the spectrum of modern family proceedings? Established as a straightforward,... Read more

Child Migration: International Family and Immigration Laws

The Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England & Wales (created in 2005) has advised on ‘The... Read more

Barlow’s Cohabitants and the Law

As the number of couples choosing to live together (and not to marry) is on the rise, it is essential... Read more

Public Children Law: Contemporary Issues

“The law relating to children does not seem to stand still long enough to have its photograph taken…” So says... Read more

Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice

Are you concerned about promoting transparency whilst protecting the privacy of vulnerable clients? With a foreword by Sir Andrew McFarlane,... Read more

Family Mediation: Contemporary Issues

The modern emergence of mediation in the West in the 1980s represents a profound transformation of civil disputing practice, particularly... Read more

Child Protection and the Family Court: What you Need to Know

Child protection made simple: the plain-speaking guide for all those concerned with the protection of children. Providing a clear and... Read more

Vulnerable Witnesses within Family and Criminal Proceedings

Are you prepared to protect the vulnerable in court? A guide to the rights of witnesses and the duties of... Read more

Privilege, Privacy and Confidentiality in Family Proceedings

How far does a client’s or a child’s confidentiality extend on family breakdown? Understand the fundamental importance of legal privilege,... Read more

Youth Court Guide

The Youth Court Guide is the definitive legal handbook for practitioners involved in the youth court. It provides an in-depth... Read more

Financial Abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention

‘This book is best suited to those seeking to learn about and update their knowledge of the area generally and... Read more

Hershman and McFarlane: Children Act Handbook 2018/19

Hershman & McFarlane Children Act Handbook 2018/19 provides a single volume source of key children proceedings legislation and related guidance.... Read more

Hershman and McFarlane: Children Act Handbook 2019/20

Specifically designed for use in court this handbook provides a portable, single volume source of key children proceedings legislation and... Read more

Family Law Events

    6-12 February 2020 Paris

    15th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

    ICC’s biggest educational event of the year, the ICC Mediation Competition gathers over 350 students and coaches every year, in addition to 130 professional mediators and mediator trainers from all over the world and a number of volunteers, sponsors and observers.

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    31 January 2020 Crowne Plaza City, London
    27-28 March 2020 Hilton Metropole, Brighton

    Resolution National Conference 2020

    Resolution’s Annual National Conference 2020 will take place in Brighton on 27-28 March at Hilton Metropole.

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    23 June 2020 De Vere Holborn Bars, London

    The 3rd Annual Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference

    We are pleased to announce recently appointed Circuit Judge HHJ Reardon will be the Chairperson for the day and we now have a full line up of excellent speakers.

    Split into two sessions covering Children Law in the morning and Current Issues in the afternoon our speakers will be covering such topics as Modern Families, Child Abduction, Tax Matters in Divorce and Brexit and Related International Family Law to name a few.

    Speakers include:
    Alex Laing, Richard Harrison QC, Matthew Richardson, Martin Kingerley, Leslie Samuels QC, Caroline Harris, Frank Feehan QC, David Hodson OBE, Nicholas Allen QC, Sofia Thomas CTA and Laura Moys. Visit our dedicated webpage to find out more.

    Attend this conference to gain 7 CPD hours and hear the latest thinking from the people driving development in these areas.