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Family Law

Polly Morgan

June 2021

ISBN: 9780198834243

944 pages

In Stock

Price: £38.99

The most applied family law text; enriched with scenarios on to which students can hang principles, analysis, and critique.



Enriched with examples and carefully-constructed scenarios, Family Law offers students a helpful framework on which they can hang principles, academic analysis, and critical discussion.

  • A fresh approach illustrates the diverse applications of modern family law through engaging real-world scenarios, enabling students to see the legal principles applied in practice
  • Carefully balances an accessible, reassuring writing style with rigorous academic analysis and critical discussion to give students a thorough understanding of family law
  • Socio-legal context and areas of debate and controversy are captured in learning features that enable students to engage with key topics influencing the development of family law today
  • A clear structure maps out all the key aspects of the topic, supporting readers to quickly and efficiently navigate the book and build a comprehensive understanding of how topics relate to each other
  • Thematically arranged key points and further reading recommendations focus reading and research, and help students to consolidate their learning
  • Also available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Polly Morgan, Associate Professor & Director of UEA Law Clinic, University of East Anglia

Polly Morgan is an Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia, where she studied her own undergraduate law degrees and earned a distinction in the LLM in Family Law and Policy. She has taught at Keele University where her remit was law student support (a role for which she won awards from both students and the university), and at CILEX Law School, where she taught client care and legal research. She spent a decade in legal practice as a family law solicitor, co-founded her own law firm, and chaired a regional family lawyers' organization. She is now Director of UEA's law clinic and still advises clients with family law problems while teaching modules on child law and adult relationships law. Polly is a senior fellow of Advance HE and is completing a master's degree in HE Practice. She also writes for her own blog, Polly Morgan's Family Law Guide, as well as for the Transparency Project, which aims to demystify family law.

Table of Contents

    2:Marriage and civil partnership
    3:Ending a marriage or civil partnership
    4:Financial provision on divorce
    5:Cohabitants and remedies not dependent on marriage
    6:Financial support for children
    7:Protection from domestic abuse
    8:Parenthood and parental responsibility
    9:Children's rights and welfare
    10:Private law disputes about children
    11:Child protection: state support for children
    12:Child protection: care, supervision, and adoption


"This book provides a detailed and user-friendly approach. Practical scenarios regularly feature throughout the text, helping students develop their application skills in addition to a thorough theoretical overview." - Dr Emma Nottingham, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester

"An accessible text with a good mix of practical scenarios assisting the reader to apply the law, with detailed historical context and academic discussion." - Amanda Millmore, Associate Professor, University of Reading

"Engaging, interesting, different." - Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, Associate Professor, University of Leicester

Additional Resources

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

  • The e-book is enhanced with embedded self-assessment activities, and multi-media content including author videos, to offer an immersive experience and extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebook
  • These study tools that enhance the e-book, along with additional chapters, are available as stand-alone online resources for use alongside the print book. Lecturer-only resources include topics for class discussion and downloadable figures and tables

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