Professor Stephen Gilmore

Year of Call: 1993


Stephen Gilmore is Professor of Family Law and a Vice-Dean in the School of Law at King’s College London. He is joint Editor of Child and Family Law Quarterly and an editorial advisor for the Family Court Reports (UK). From September 2023, he will be Professor of Family Law at the University of Cambridge and Director of Cambridge Family Law.  

Stephen has written across a range of issues in Family Law, with a particular interest in the law of parental responsibility, post-separation parenting arrangements and children’s rights.  He is co-author of Children The Modern Law (4th ed., Family Law), of five editions of a major family law text Hayes and Williams' Family Law (Oxford University Press), and of two editions of Great Debates in Family Law (Palgrave Macmillan). He is editor of Parental Rights and Responsibilities (Routledge) in the Library of Essays on Family Rights series. He is also co-editor of Family Matters - Essays in Honour of John Eekelaar (Intersentia), Re-writing Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice (Hart Publishing), Landmark Cases in Family Law (Hart Publishing) and Responsible Parents and Parental Responsibility (Hart Publishing).