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Published: 11 June 2015

1,144 Pages


ISBN: 9780199664184

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Family Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Third Edition

Sonia Harris-Short, Joanna Miles, and Rob George

Text, Cases, and Materials

  • 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
  • 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Consideration of some of the contemporary challenges facing the family justice system
  • Full coverage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
  • Discussion of the Supreme Court's decision in Jones v Kernott (2011) and subsequent case law, and its implications for ownership of the family home
  • Analysis of the Law Commission's recommendations (2014) in relation to matrimonial property agreements
  • Consideration of the meaning of 'welfare' following the Court of Appeal decision in Re G (2012)
  • Revised consideration of the relationship between the welfare principle and human rights following recent domestic and European court decisions
  • Updates on the surrogacy case law, including Re X (2014) on applications for parental orders and G v G (2012) on the court's power to revoke a parental order
  • Detailed updates on parental responsibility, including new discussion of the position of 'alternative families' seeking PR and applications to have PR revoked
  • A fully revised chapter on private disputes over children following the Children and Families Act 2014, addressing child arrangements orders
  • Detailed analysis of relocation law following the Court of Appeal's reinterpretation of previous authority in K v K (2011) and subsequent cases
  • Full analysis of significant new public law children cases from the Supreme Court in Re J (2013) and Re B (2013) and from the Court of Appeal in Re B-S (2013)
  • A fully updated discussion of adoption following recent reforms to law and practice, as well as important new case law, including the Court of Appeal's recent review of step-parent adoption in Re P (2014)

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