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Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times

Barlow, Anne, Hunter, Rosemary, Smithson, Janet, Ewing, Jan (2017) Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times. Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies . Palgrave Macmillan, London, 240 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-55404-8. E-ISBN 978-1-137-55405-5. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55405-5) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:71544)

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Abstract

The family justice system in England and Wales has undergone radical change over the past 20 years. A significant part of this shifting landscape has been an increasing emphasis on settling private family disputes out of court, which has been embraced by policy-makers, judges and practitioners alike and is promoted as an unqualified good.

This book is the first study systematically to compare different forms of family dispute resolution. It explores people’s experiences of solicitor negotiations, mediation and collaborative law empirically by analyzing findings from a nationally representative survey, individual in-depth interviews with parties and practitioners, and recorded family dispute resolution processes. It considers these in the context of ongoing neoliberal reforms to the family justice system, drawing out conclusions and implications for policy and practice.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/978-1-137-55405-5
Uncontrolled keywords: Dispute Resolution, family law, Governance, justice, research
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 15:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71544 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hunter, Rosemary: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7526-6012
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