Anne Barlow is Professor of Family Law and Policy at the University of Exeter and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has published widely in the field of family law and has a particular research interest in the regulation of adult relationships and in the family justice system. She has directed a number of socio-legal research projects on family and property issues including on cohabitation law reform and pre-nuptial agreements, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. She led the ESRC-funded Mapping Paths to Family Justice project. Most recently, she led the Wellcome Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health-funded ‘HeaRT’ project which explored the risks and benefits of child-inclusive mediation on which this book is based.