“This is a relatively small book, which disguises the amount of valuable analysis and information contained in it.
... a fundamental, fascinating and altogether fantastic contribution to the understanding of the family law system and the distribution of justice. It presents a cogent and empirically-based argument against the reforms proposed in the Family Justice Review, challenging the assumptions about family law work in courts and practice, and should be read by academics, politicians and practitioners alike.” – Claire Fenton-Glynn,
Edinburgh Law Review, Volume 18
“This is a thoughtful and well-written book those insights into practice wed well with the authors' own thoughts. What a pity its readership is unlikely to include the relevant policy-makers or the people those family problems are so constructively addressed.” – Chris Barton,
Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, Volume 36, Number 1
“...illustrates the authors' ability to make a sophisticated and wide-ranging argument that is nonetheless supported by closely observed detail. Its overarching themes regarding the role of the state in its citizens' personal and family lives should be of interest to all those concerned with this area of the law.” – Felicity Bell,
Sydney Law Review, Volume 36