News & Articles
Legislation & Guidance
Other Useful Links
Online service practice areas
Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts
Family Law Precedent Service
Rayden and Jackson on Relationship Breakdown, Finances and Children
Clarke Hall and Morrison on Children
Family Law Reports
Court of Protection Law Reports
Books and eBooks
The Family Court Practice (Red Book)
Civil Court Service
Court of Protection Practice
International Family Law Journal
Child and Family Law
Sign up for a free trial today and get full access for a week
On demand: 1hr of training for just £70
Upcoming: Civil Procedure Rules for family lawyers
Family Law Awards
Visit us at
FLBA National Conference 2018
Dispute Resolution Conference 2018
Ongoing Family Law coverage
Weekly news and comment straight to your inbox
Our books cover a variety of different topics
"the principal (monthly) periodical dealing with contemporary issues"
Sir Mark Potter P
Pre-order the 2018 edition due out in May
‘Psychologists should: (i) Avoid harming clients, but take into account that the interests of different clients may conflict. The psychologist will need to weigh these interests and the potential harm caused by alternative courses of action or inaction.’ Code of Ethics and Conduct - Guidance published by the Ethics Committee of the British Psychological Society August 2009 Standards of general responsibility
‘Failure to do so can result in disciplinary proceedings and professional sanctions. Expert witnesses will find themselves working in sensitive areas as part of their role and the need to protect clients from unsafe practice from psychological expert and professional witnesses is paramount.’
‘You must take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of harm to service users, carers and colleagues as far as possible. You must not do anything, or allow someone else to do anything, which could put the health or safety of a service user, carer or colleague at unacceptable risk.’
‘Where in any proceedings in the family court it appears to the court that any party to the proceedings who is not legally represented is unable to examine or cross-examine a witness effectively, the court is to – (a) ascertain from that party the matters about which the witness may be able to depose or on which the witness ought to be cross-examined, and (b) put, or cause to be put, to the witness such questions in the interests of that party as may appear to the court to be proper.’
‘… each party can be asked to identify what questions they wish to ask of the other party, and to set out or confirm in sworn evidence their version of the disputed key facts; and the judge should be prepared where necessary and appropriate to conduct the questioning of the witnesses on behalf of the parties, focusing on the key issues in the case’.
‘In some – probably many – cases that will be entirely unproblematic. But in cases where the issues are as grave and forensically challenging as in Re B and Re C, questioning by the judge may not be appropriate or, indeed, sufficient to ensure compliance with Arts 6 and 8.’
President issues new PD12J - Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Abuse and Harm
The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abus...
Revised Practice Direction 12J - Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Abuse and Harm
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has issued a revised Practice Dire...
Buy family law books from LexisNexis
© RELX (UK) Limited, trading as LexisNexis 2018.