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About Child and Family Law Quarterly

Child and Family Law Quarterly (CFLQ) is one of the leading forums for the discussion of key issues in child and family law in the UK and internationally. It publishes four issues each year on a broad range of topics, including adoption, child protection, cohabitation, divorce, domestic violence, education, financial orders, marriage, parentage and parental responsibility, property rights, and welfare issues. Special issues have been devoted to topical issues such as marriage law and surrogacy, and to the impact of Brexit on child and family law. It also embraces a wide variety of approaches to child and family law: empirical, doctrinal, historical, socio-legal, and comparative.

Accessing CFLQ

Open Access policy

Our Open Access policy is fully compliant with policies of both the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) guidelines. Further details can be found here.

The Editorial team


Stephen Gilmore, Professor of Family Law, King's College London

Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford

Ruth Lamont, Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Law, University of Manchester

Daniel Monk, Professor of Law, Birkbeck, University of London

Rebecca Probert, Professor of Law, University of Exeter

Rajnaara Akhtar, Assistant Professor, the University of Warwick

Submitting to CFLQ

The Editors welcome the submission of high-quality research articles of between 8,000 and 13,000 words for consideration. Contributions are invited from legal academics and those working in cognate disciplines such as social work, social policy and child care.

All submissions should be sent to

Material submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. Authors should submit a statement to that effect. All submissions undergo a rigorous process of peer review. We endeavour to make a decision on submissions within 6-8 weeks.

House Style
Please ensure that your submission complies with our house style, which is available for download here.

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