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Published: 16 August 2013

560 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199664207

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Family Law

Fourth Edition

Mary Welstead and Susan Edwards

Core Texts Series

  • Presents a well-rounded overview of the latest developments in family law, supported by brief extracts from key judgments and cases to help develop an understanding of the subject
  • Points out key areas of debate or potential reform which reflect the fast-paced nature of the subject and helps the reader appreciate some of the controversial areas of family law
  • Takes a broad approach to the subject, covering both adult and child law and includes a separate chapter on death and its consequences for family members
  • Includes chapter summaries, self-test questions, and advice on further reading to help consolidate learning and provide support for further research and assessment preparation
  • Thoroughly updated and edited for each new edition, the 4th edition maintains its concise and student-friendly format, supported by a new and easy-to-use layout

New to this Edition:

  • Includes discussion of the proposed law to permit same-sex marriage and the debates surrounding this topic
  • Takes account of the proposals of the Family Justice Review and the reform of Legal Aid
  • Features discussion of the recommendations from the Munro Review of Child Protection
  • Updated discussion of forced marriage, re-evaluating the impact of the Forced Marriage Act 2007
  • Takes account of the growing involvement of the European Court of Human Rights in family law disputes
  • Features an improved text design and layout to ensure accessibility

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