Liz Trinder

Private Law Expert: NFJO Development Team

Liz Trinder joined the Law School at Exeter in September 2009 as a new Professor of Socio-Legal Studies. Previously she was a Reader in Family Studies at Newcastle University and a Senior lecturer in Social Research at the University of East Anglia.

Liz is a socio-legal scholar working in the fields of family studies and family law and policy. Her research on post-separation parenting informed judicial training by the Judicial Studies Board in 2011. 

Recent studies include: Finding fault, a major new Nuffield Foundation funded study exploring the current ground for divorce and civil partnership dissolution in England and Wales; The enforcement of contact orders; Litigants in person in private family law cases, funded by Ministry of Justice and An evaluation of PIP Plus, funded by Cafcass/Department for Education. PIP Plus is a pilot intervention for separated parents litigating over child contact and residence.

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