Family Law

Eighth edition

by Kate Standley

Understand the workings of family law

The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-established list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors.

This eighth edition of Family Law has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the many recent developments in this fascinating and dynamic subject. The book provides a clear and detailed account of family law in England and Wales, including current debates and proposals for reform, and considers the wider social and policy issues.

Coverage includes recommendations made by the Family Law Review, and the Family Procedure Rules 2010. Also covered are discussions on reform surrounding gay marriage, forced marriage, shared parenting, and divorce and civil partnership dissolution.

Family Law is an ideal companion for law students taking undergraduate modules on family law. Students on child law, social work, social policy and health care courses will also find it invaluable, as will postgraduates and those studying the subject for professional purposes.


On this website you will find information on the book, links to other useful websites and updates from the author on the latest developments in family law - coming soon.