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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Family Law 2nd ed isbn 9780415733571

Family Law

ISBN13: 9780415583640
New Edition ISBN: 9780415733571
Previous Edition ISBN: 1859414710
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Family Law is an accessible, student-friendly textbook which provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. Written with clarity,

Family Law offers an introduction not just to the black-letter law but also to the social, economic and historical developments that have helped to shape it, considering key academic debates and areas of controversy at the end of each chapter.

Authored by a highly experienced lecturer, Family Law is structured in two parts around family law and child law, the framing areas of the common syllabus. Developed with all the latest legislative developments and case law in mind, including the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, R (A child) [2009], Radmacher v Granatino [2009] and Re AR (A Child: Relocation) [2010], this is the ideal textbook for all students of family or child law today.

Student-friendly features include:-

  • outline contents at the beginning of each chapter which provide students with a context as they read
  • bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter which highlight and reinforce the key concepts
  • further reading lists which point students towards contemporary sources for more detailed study
  • an introduction to the key academic debates and areas of controversy, helping students to deepen their critical evaluation of the subject
  • a free Companion Website, which offers students the opportunity to test their own understanding and apply their knowledge to a set of hypothetical problem-based questions.
  • In addition, revision podcasts will prove invaluable as exam time approaches.

Family Law
1.Introduction: What is Contemporary Family Law?
4.Divorce: The Theoretical Background
5. Divorce: The Contemporary Process
6.Divorce: Marital Agreements, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Family Arbitration
7.Ancillary Relief
8.Civil Partnership
10.Financial Support Without Decree Provision for the Family Outside the Mainstream Statutory Channels
11.Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage
12.The Children Act 1989
13.Parentage and Parental Responsibility Through Human-Assisted Reproduction and DNA Testing
14.Children's Rights, Autonomy and Medical Treatment
15.The Child's Welfare
16.Section 8 Orders
17.Making Contact Orders Work
18.International Abduction and Relocation
19.Child Protection: Wardship, the Inherent Jurisdiction and the Children Acts in Public and Private Law
20.Care, Supervision and Protection Orders
21.Financial Provision for Children