Journals Higher Education



14 July 2011

1104 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199563821

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Family Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Second Edition

Sonia Harris-Short and Joanna Miles

  • Combines a wide range of cases and materials with insightful commentary and analysis, creating a complete resource for students of family law
  • Features authoritative author commentary which engages with a range of theoretical and critical perspectives
  • A student centred text including a 'Central Issues' section at the beginning of each chapter, which outlines the main topics to be explored
  • Provides clear and accessible commentary and analysis
  • Online Resource Centre fully integrated with the main text, providing regular updates on recent developments in family law, further reading, and study aids
  • Features a fully updated chapter on child support, following the reforms implemented by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008
  • Includes coverage of the Supreme Court decision on marital agreements in Radmacher v Granatino, together with the developing case law on ancillary relief, including Charman v Charman
  • Provides full treatment of Stack v Dowden and subsequent case law, and their implications for ownership of the family home
  • Contains a fully revised chapter on the allocation of legal parenthood following assisted reproduction in light of the reforms contained within the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
  • Gives detailed coverage of the debate surrounding the importance attributed to genetic fatherhood in the wake of reforms to the birth registration system and changing judicial approaches to parental responsibility and shared residence
  • Offers full analysis of key Supreme Court and House of Lords decisions on the importance to be attributed to the fact of biological parenthood in residence disputes (In Re B (A Child)) and on the threshold conditions for state intervention into the family where the child is at risk of harm (Re B (Children) (Care proceedings: standard of proof) and Re S-B (Children))
  • Features a fully updated chapter on adoption in light of developing case law under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • Includes coverage of the same-sex marriage case Schalk and Kopf v Austria

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