Anyone involved in, or embarking on, a career within the family justice system knows that it is a complex alliance between several diverse professions, all with different roles to play and procedures to follow. It is therefore vital that those working within family justice understand how each profession thinks and operates. This handbook, approved by the UK Family Justice Council, cuts through the mystery surrounding UK family justice to explain how it is organized, what the responsibilities of the respective professionals are, and how they interact. The book also sets out the important principles of law that underpin the system. Working in the Family Justice System is written by Elizabeth Walsh, the widely respected editor of Family Law and International Family Law. She has distilled her extensive experience and practical working knowledge of family justice to produce one of the most useful, readable guides to the UK family justice system ever written.