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Published: 04 September 2008

700 Pages


ISBN: 9780199204243

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The Family, Law & Society: Cases & Materials

Sixth Edition

Brenda Hale, David Pearl, Elizabeth Cooke, and Daniel Monk

  • Written by an eminent author team, including two senior members of the judiciary and two experienced academics, provides students with a unique insight into how the law works in practice, and how it is likely to develop in the future, from both judicial and academic viewpoints
  • Focusing on the major issues of principle and policy, students are encouraged to consider the complex issues that surround family life and the controversial issues which face family lawyers today
  • A wealth of carefully selected materials introduces students to the legal developments and social and economic trends that have come to shape contemporary family life, helping to put the law into context
  • Students are given the opportunity to reflect upon their reading, through questions for discussion which are interspersed throughout the text

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised to include the significant developments in family law and policy since the fifth edition, including the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, and landmark cases such as Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane, Re G (Residence: Same Sex Partner), Stack v Dowden, Wilkinson v Kitzinger.
  • The text is clearly presented in a new design allowing the extracted materials to be easily distinguished from the author commentary.

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