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Great Debates in Family Law (2nd ed. 2015)

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Author(s): Herring, Jonathan; Probert, Rebecca; Gilmore, Stephen;
Classification(s): Family law;
Series: Great Debates in Law
Readership / Audience Level: Undergraduate
ISBN-13: 9781137481566
ISBN-10: 1137481560
Publication Date: 17 Apr 2015
Imprint: Red Globe Press
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback / softback
Pages: 296
Dimensions: W: 156 mm / H: 234 mm
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This textbook is an ambitious and engaging introduction to the more advanced writings on family law, primarily designed to allow students to `get under the skin' of the topic and begin to build their critical thinking and analysis skills. Each chapter is structured around key questions and debates that provoke deeper thought and, ultimately, a clearer understanding. The aim of the book is therefore not to present a complete overview of theoretical issues in family law, but rather to illustrate the current debates which are currently going on among those working in shaping the area. The text features summaries of the views of notable experts on key topics and each chapter ends with a list of guided further reading.


1. The Nature of Families and Family Law.-
2. Parents.-
3. Children's Rights.-
4. Disputes over Children.-
5. Child Protection.-
6. Adoption.-
7. Marriage and Civil Partnership.-
8. Cohabitation.-
9. Divorce.-
10. Domestic Violence.-
11. Division of Assets on Separation.-
12. Older People and Families.

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Author Biography

Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of the textbook Family Law published by Longman, and also of well-known texts on criminal law and medical law. Recent monographs include works on the law and older people, and on family law and human rights. Rebecca Probert is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Cretney and Probert's Family Law published by Sweet & Maxwell. She writes widely on issues related to marriage and cohabitation: her recent monographs cover eighteenth-century marriage, the legal regulation of cohabitation from 1600 to the present day, and the law relating to royal marriages. Stephen Gilmore is a Senior Lecturer in Law at King's College London. He is joint author of Hayes and Williams' Family Law published by Oxford University Press, and of Children: The Modern Law published by Jordan Publishing. He has written on a wide range of issues in family law and child law, and has a particular interest in the law relating to children's rights, parental responsibility and the resolution of parental disputes.

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