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Hayes & Williams' Family Law

Seventh Edition

Stephen Gilmore and Lisa Glennon

07 October 2020

ISBN: 9780198853855

928 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Superbly balanced and detailed coverage of family law: case focused, critical, and contextual



Provides a comprehensive, critical, and case-focused introduction to family law. Hayes & Williams' Family Law helps students to gain a firm understanding of family law principles, the developing law, and key reform debates.

  • Includes comprehensive case summaries helping to familiarize students with the key judgments which have shaped the development of family law
  • Takes a critical approach to the subject, with 'talking points' throughout the text encouraging students to develop their own analytical skills
  • Provides contextualized discussion of the key topics taught on family law courses to ensure students understand the political, social, and economic factors which influence family law policy and practice
  • Features discussion questions at the end of each chapter to help students consolidate and apply their knowledge of key topics - ideal preparation for exams and assessments
  • Combines an accessible writing style with high-level analysis making it an ideal text both for students new to the subject and those looking to develop their understanding of this dynamic subject area

New to this edition

  • Completely up to date, including cases such as Re D (A Child) [2019] and R (TT) v Registrar General for England and Wales [2019]

About the Author(s)

Stephen Gilmore, Barrister, Lincoln's Inn and Professor of Family Law, King's College London, and Lisa Glennon, Independent legal researcher and author. Formerly Lecturer in Law, Queen's University, Belfast

Stephen Gilmore is Professor of Family Law at King's College London and a Barrister at Lincoln's Inn. His research interests include parental responsibility, post-separation parenting, and children's rights.

Lisa Glennon is an independent legal researcher, author, and former Lecturer in Law at Queen's University, Belfast.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Adult Family Law
    1:The formation of adult relationships
    2:The dissolution of adult relationships
    3:Protection from domestic violence and occupation of the family home
    4:Money and property distribution on marriage breakdown
    5:Property disputes of unmarried cohabitants on relationship breakdown
    Part 2: Child Family Law
    6:Financial support for children
    7:A child's parents - parentage, parenthood and parental responsibility
    8:Children's rights
    9:Private law disputes and issues in children cases
    10:Children needing services, care, and protection
    11:Adoption and special guardianship


"Review from previous edition One of the best family law textbooks available...interesting, readable, well-structured and generally, extremely up-to-date." - Maeve Doggett, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Nottingham

"One of the most comprehensive textbooks... well balanced between critical theory and black-letter law. Extremely clear, concise and detailed." - Veronica Shleina, Associate Teaching Fellow, City, University of London

"In a subject swamped by good books, this stands out for its student-friendliness. It clarifies, enlightens and even entertains. It can be recommended as an undergraduate textbook without question." - Michael Freeman, FBA, Emeritus Professor at University College London

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This 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 text is also supported by online resources which include:
    · Multiple choice questions with feedback to test student understanding
    · A flashcard glossary of key terminology
    · Further reading suggestions for each chapter

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