Family Law

Family Law : Text, Cases, and Materials

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Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and questions to prompt reflection on the material to accompany each chapter, plus a range of supplementary material on selected topics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1144 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 48mm | 1,659.97g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0199664188
  • 9780199664184
  • 615,959

About Sonia Harris-Short

Sonia Harris-Short is Honorary Professor of Law and Policy, University of Birmingham and the former Head of CEPLER.

Joanna Miles is University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests within the field focus particularly on the legal regulation of adult relationships, family property law, and financial remedies on relationship breakdown.

Rob George is Lecturer in Law at University College London and a barrister at Harcourt Chambers. His research interests within the field focus on family disputes involving children, particularly cases between separated parents and those with an international element.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to family law ; 2. Family relationships between adults ; 3. Family property and finances ; 4. Domestic violence ; 5. Ending relationships: divorce and separation ; 6. Financial provision for children ; 7. Property and finances when relationships end ; 8. Fundamental principles in the law relating to children ; 9. Becoming a legal parent and the consequences of legal parenthood ; 10. Parental responsibility ; 11. Private disputes over children ; 12. Child protection ; 13. Adoption
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"An excellent resource which allows students to broaden their reading and consider key debates." * Dr Sharon Thompson, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University * "Chosen by a focus group of my students as their favourite of the family law texts available, this book provides an approachable, comprehensive review of the law. Using extracts from key materials, the authors analyse the effectiveness of the law and its underlying messages, putting the law in a critical context that is thought-provoking and accessible." * Polly Morgan, Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia * "A first-rate text with analysis by experts in the field, which usefully highlights the intersection between family law and other areas of law." * Dr Andy Hayward, Lecturer in Family Law, Durham University * "Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials draws extensively on a broad range of sources from statutes and case law to academic commentary and official reports. The authors deftly and seamlessly integrate these sources alongside their own, often critical and challenging, views in such a way that encourages students to look beyond the mere black letter of the law and consider the effects that these legal provisions have on families in society." * Philip Bremner, Lecturer, University of Sussex * "Engaging and appropriately pitched for my undergraduate students. Its clear and accessible content has something to offer students of all abilities." * Dr Sara Fovargue, Reader in Law, Univerity of Lancaster * "Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials is a fantastic core text offering a thorough explanation and exploration of the essential areas covered in most family law courses. It offers a perceptive analysis of controversial issues including appropriate contextual material to enable students to really engage with both law and policy." * Dr Therese Callus, Associate Professor of Law, University of Reading *
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