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Family Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fourth Edition

Joanna Miles, Rob George, and Sonia Harris-Short

August 2019

ISBN: 9780198811848

1,136 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Text, Cases, and Materials

Price: £44.99

An unrivalled collection, placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips.

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Description

Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. The authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law, illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources.

  • Combines a wide range of cases and materials with insightful explanation, 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
  • Accompanying online resources provide regular updates on recent developments in family law, further reading suggestions, questions, and additional legal coverage
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new chapter dedicated to the property and financial issues arising on the breakdown of relationships other than marriage and civil partnership
  • Updated analysis of the contemporary challenges facing the family justice system
  • Updated case law, including R (Steinfeld and Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development (2018), Owens v Owens (2018), Williams v London Borough of Hackney (2018), and Re M (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender) (2017)
  • Consideration of potential reform in various areas of the law, including domestic abuse, civil partnerships, divorce, and surrogacy

About the Author(s)

Joanna Miles, Professor of Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Rob George, Professor of Law and Policy , University College London,, and Sonia Harris-Short, Former Professor of Law, University of Birmingham

Joanna Miles is Professor of Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests within the field include the legal regulation of adult relationships, family property law, and financial remedies on relationship breakdown and death.

Rob George is Professor of Law and Policy at University College London and a barrister at Harcourt Chambers. His research interests within the field focus on the family justice system and parenting disputes, with a particular specialism in international child law.

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

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to family law
    2:Family relationships between adults
    3:Ending relationships: divorce and separation
    4:Domestic abuse
    5:Financial provision for children
    6:Financial remedies on divorce
    7:Property and finances when non-formalized 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

Reviews

""A comprehensive, student-friendly text. Approachable material written in an engaging way."" - Polly Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia

""This book goes one step further by providing a deeper analysis."" - Zanele Nyoni, Lecturer in Law, University of Central Lancashire

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The fourth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
  • The online resources that support the book include regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and questions for students to consider.

    The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics:
    Introduction to family law
    Domestic abuse
    Financial provision for children
    Financial remedies on divorce
    Property and finances when non-formalized relationships end
    Fundamental principles in the law relating to children
    Becoming a legal parent and the consequences of legal parenthood

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