New free online resource: An Introduction to Family Law

As part of the Insite Law Magazine free online resources project, the first chapter of my book An Introduction to Family Law has now gone up. As the title suggests, the book will be an introductory text, designed primarily for students and others wishing to re-train in family law. The book will be added to as time permits, and updated as required.

The first chapter of the book outlines the law on marriage. The second chapter, setting out the law and procedure on divorce (and judicial separation) will follow shortly...


  1. Excellent, eagerly awaiting the second chapter as I have stumbled across a divorce issue which I'm quote interested in. Do you know whether text messages and emails are admissible as a form of evidence to prove adultery? I read a few days ago that in France they are, after a recent ruling. Would be interesting to find out whether this is the cas in Englad and Wales...

  2. I'm not aware of any reported case in this country, but there is no reason why such evidence should not be admissible, so long as it was legally obtained. However it is, of course, up to the court whether such evidence is sufficient to prove adultery.

  3. Firstly, I apologise for those glaring spelling errors! I am usually over enthusiastic when it comes to spelling!

    Thank you for the response. It must be some quirk of French Law which did not allow for these messages to ordinarily be admissible. I'm probably being pedantic when I start thinking about the legality of the way the evidence was obtained when this relates to emails and text messages...


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