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The Family Lawyer's Library: Three Books You Need

20th June 2023

As you build your Family Law library, remember to include these three crucial books, if you haven't already:

At A Glance - over 100 pages of vital facts and figures

Dictionary of Financial Remedies - reference guide to the key concepts, cases and practice of financial remedies

Standard Family Orders Handbook: Volume 1 - the approved source of guidance to the official Standard Family Court Orders (finance and enforcement)

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Without it, you’ll run the risk of looking or sounding (dependent on which form of remote has got you out of bed) a fool. New Law Journal
Updated annually with the latest rates, budget changes, leading cases and essential rules, this is one of the few family law books you cannot afford to be without.


'I have said before and I say again: you need to have this in your legal library as the judge hearing your next case will almost certainly have it on his or her desk.' The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn
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.


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'I commend this edition to those who practice in this area of work; whether tasked with drafting a specific order or not, it is an invaluable resource to all' Mr Justice Peel, Judge-in-Charge of the Standard Orders
HHJ Edward Hess, Deputy National Lead Judge, Financial Remedies Court, provides invaluable commentary on when and how to use each order, with a brief description of its purpose. The text of the orders is also interwoven with useful practice points from HHJ Hess.