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Become the new General Editor of The Family Court Practice, the definitive word on family law and procedure

Date:3 MAR 2021
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The Family Court Practice (‘The Red Book’) is widely acknowledged as the leading court reference work for all family practitioners and the judiciary. We are currently recruiting a successor to His Honour Anthony Cleary who retires from the role of General Editor in Summer 2021.

Becoming General Editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, providing you with the opportunity to make a major contribution to this high profile publication, whilst promoting the area of practice that you are passionate about and enhancing your recognition as a leading figure within the family law community.

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The General Editor is responsible for:

  • Advising upon the content and development of the Practice.
  • Allocating responsibility for material among the contributors.
  • Liaising with the contributors in order to ensure the submission of all contributions in accordance with the agreed timetable.
  • Reading and editing contributors’ material.
  • Drafting an annual Introduction for publication in the Practice.
  • Advising as to the suitability of potential future contributors to the Practice.
  • Maintaining the standing and profile of the Practice.

We are looking for the following skills and attributes in the successful applicant:

  • A strong vision for the future direction of the Practice.
  • A sound working knowledge of, and good standing within, the family law community, preferably as a practitioner, judge, or academic.
  • An active presence in the family law community with a strong network of contacts.
  • Previous experience of writing for, and preferably editing, publications and familiarity with the editorial standards of practitioner publications.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to cultivate positive working relationships with both LexisNexis staff and members of the external contributor team.

To apply, please forward your CV and a covering letter by email to: greg.woodgate@lexisnexis.co.uk by 31 March 2021.

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