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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Contact: The New Deal

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ISBN13: 9780853089735
ISBN: 0853089736
Published: October 2006
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £62.99

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An essential book for all professionals acting, advising and assisting on residence and contact issues, Contact: The New Deal brings together all the key recent statutory and non-statutory changes affecting and informing this important area of the law.

This new book:-

  • provides a comprehensive guide to the new contact provisions contained in the forthcoming Children and Adoption Act 2006;
  • covers developments in mediation, collaborative law and information provision and includes an evaluation of the new parenting plans;
  • analyses the Private Law Programme, in-court conciliation and the important changes to the role and approach of CAFCASS;
  • examines the developments in the court’s treatment of contact cases in which domestic violence is alleged;
  • summarises the main legal principles and relevant case law;
  • provides an overview of the key recent research and sets out the rationale for reform;
  • also addresses the topical issues of family court openness and the voice of the child.

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Family Law
The Importance of Contact and the Need for Change
From Past Prejudices to Present Priorities: A Brief History of Parenting Time
Principles, Presumptions, Rights and Responsibilities: An Overview of the Current Law
Alternative Routes to Better Solutions
Towards a Better Court Service for Children
Domestic Violence, Contact and the Courts
Making Contact Happen: The Impact of the Children and Adoption Act 2006
Beyond the Next Steps
Deal or No Deal?

Appendix 1: Children Act 1989 (material parts, incorporating prospective amendments introduced by Children and Adoption Act 2006)
Appendix 2: Children and Adoption Act 2006
Appendix 3: Human Rights Act 1998
Appendix 4: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
Appendix 5: The Private Law Programme
Appendix 6: The CASC Guidelines
Appendix 7: The HMICA Recommendations
Appendix 8: Compendium of useful organisations, addresses and websites