Presented in an easy to use A-Z format, with cross-references where required, each entry acts like a practice note on the topic setting out the essential law, key cases and practice points you need to be able to advise on the issue with the minimum of fuss. The book distils the combined experience of the Editors whose aim is to provide a concise, practical handbook that focuses on the most important issues and practice points, covering everything from agreements to variation of settlements.
The 2019 edition has been fully revised with the key cases from 2018 and all entries have been reviewed or rewritten by the eminent editorial team to reflect the latest law and practice. In particular coverage of jurisdiction has been enhanced and expanded. There is also a new Foreword written by the Senior Financial Remedies Judge, Mr Justice Mostyn.
"I am honoured to be following Sir James Munby in writing the foreword to this excellent book. I agree with him that it is a useful complement to At A Glance covering many aspects of substantive law as opposed to the largely numeric and procedural focus of its companion. Indeed, priding myself on what I believe to be a near encyclopaedic knowledge of substantive financial remedy law I was surprised on reading the proofs how time and again I encountered material hitherto unknown to, or forgotten by, me. "
Who would find this book useful?
• Every family law solicitor, barrister or legal executive advising clients on financial provision after separation
• Mediators and other professionals involved in out of court dispute resolution
• Expert witnesses, financial planners and pensions advisers working on financial remedy cases
• McKenzie Friends & litigants in person
Published March 2019
ISBN: (print) 978-1-85959-806-1
“What an excellent and accessible reference book"
Dictionary of Financial Remedies (2019) editors
His Honour Judge Edward Hess
Edward Hess read Mathematics and then Law at Cambridge University. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1985 and practised at Harcourt Chambers from 1985 to 2010. He was a District Judge (PRFD) at the Central Family Court from 2010 to 2015. Since 2015 he has been a Circuit Judge, currently sitting at Portsmouth Family Court, Swindon Family Court and the Central Family Court. Since 2016 he has been a Deputy High Court Judge. In 2017 he was appointed as a Deputy Leader of the Financial Remedies Court Project. He provides all of the notes and commentary for the Standard Family Orders Handbooks, One and Two.
Peter Duckworth, a barrister at 29 Bedford Row, is the author of the long-standing key family law reference work, Matrimonial Property & Finance. He is also a well-respected speaker on family financial remedies.
Sally Max is a barrister at 29 Bedford Row with over 15 years experience working exclusively in financial provision.
Amy Kisser is a barrister at QEB specialising in financial provision. She was also part of the drafting team for the standard family orders now in operation throughout the Family Court.