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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Dictionary of Private Children Law 2024 isbn 9781801611022

Dictionary of Private Children Law 2023

ISBN13: 9781801610605
New Edition ISBN: 9781801611022
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781859599945
Published: March 2023
Publisher: Class Legal
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4
Price: Out of print

The Dictionary of Private Children Law is a unique reference guide to the key concepts, cases, and practice of private children law. Its A4 format and targeted concise content makes it a unique model of accessibility and portability.

Presented in an easy to use A-Z format, with cross references where required, each entry acts like a practice note on the topic setting out the essential law, key cases, and practice points. The book distils the combined experience of the editors with the aim of providing a concise practical handbook focusing on the most important issues and practice points likely to be encountered by anybody involved in a private children law case. The intention is to achieve this aim for judges and practitioners working in the field, but also to provide a book sufficiently accessible for litigants acting without lawyers.

What's new for 2023?

  • Property Belonging to Children
  • ‘Appeals and Setting Aside Orders' entry has been split into two and expanded

Who will find the book useful?

  • Every family law solicitor, barrister or legal executive advising clients on disputes about children after divorce or separation
  • Family Court Judges
  • Mediators, Arbitrators, and other professionals involved in out of court dispute resolution, and
  • McKenzie Friends and litigants in person

Family Law
Foreword to the second edition
Introduction to the 2022 edition
Abduction Outside the UK
Abduction Within the UK
Activity Directions and Conditions
Allocation, Gatekeeping and Transfer of Proceedings
Appeals and Setting Aside Orders
Applicants and Applications
Cafcass Monitoring
Capability of Parents
Change of Living Arrangements
Child Arrangements Orders (General)
Child Arrangements Orders (‘Live With’ Provision)
Child Arrangements Orders (‘Spend Time With’/‘Have Contact With’ Provision)
Child Arrangements Programme (CAP)
Child Giving Evidence
Child’s Age, Sex, Background and Other Relevant Characteristics
Child’s Needs
Children’s Guardian and the Child as a Party
Civil Restraint Orders
Coercive and Controlling Behaviour
Compensation Orders
Consent Orders
Contact: General Principles
Death of Children
Dispute Resolution Appointment (DRA)
DNA Testing and Parentage
Domestic Abuse
Effect of Change (Status Quo)
Enforcement and Enforcement Orders
Expert Evidence
Fact-Finding Hearings
Family Assistance Orders
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA)
Forced Marriage
Habitual Residence
Hague Convention 1996
Harm and Risk of Harm
Independent Social Workers
Interim Orders and Interim Hearings
Intractable Contact Disputes
Judges Meeting Children
Judicial Bias and Recusal
Legal Aid
McKenzie Friends
Media Attendance and Reporting
Mediation and ADR
Medical Examination and Treatment
Mental Capacity
Names of Children
No Order Principle
Non-Parental Contact
Overriding Objective
Parental Alienation
Parental Involvement Presumption
Parental Responsibility: Acquisition and Loss
Parental Responsibility: Definition and Scope
Parental Status and Legitimacy
Port Alerts and Tipstaff Orders (Passport, Location and Collection Orders)
Prohibited Steps Orders
Publicity and Confidentiality
Recognition and Enforcement of Orders
Relocation Outside the UK: Holidays
Relocation Outside the UK: Permanent Moves
Relocation Within the UK
Risk Assessment
Section 37 Direction
Section 91(14) Orders
Security for Costs
Special Guardianship Orders
Specific Issue Orders
Step-Parent Adoption
Supervised and Supported Contact
Terrorism and Radicalisation
Wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction
Warning Notices and Penal Notices
Welfare Checklist
Welfare Reports
Welfare: Paramountcy Principle
Wishes and Feelings of the Child
Withdrawal of Applications
Without Notice Applications