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Family Law 2nd ed

Edited by: Ruth Lamont

ISBN13: 9780192893536
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198749653
Published: March 2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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Family Law offers an engaging and debate-driven guide to the subject, with each chapter crafted by a team of highly experienced teachers writing on their specialist subject under the expert editorship of Ruth Lamont.

Each chapter is a superbly clear guide to the topic, structured around the key debates central to that topic, which are then explored in detail throughout the chapter. Students are thereby introduced to an enlightening range of perspectives on the key issues in family law today, allowing them to formulate their own opinions and arguments. The social, economic, and political backdrop to each topic is also extensively discusssed to ensure that students' understanding is grounded in this essential context.

Family Law is a critical and modern guide to this dynamic subject.

  • Each chapter is structured around crucial debates central to each topic; these are highlighted at the outset of each chapter and the authors discuss their perspective in boxed features, thereby helping students learn to critically assess the law and its limitations, successes, and failings
  • Written by a team of highly experienced teachers of family law, each writing on their topic of expertise, who have used their knowledge of what students find most challenging to craft an exceptionally accessible and supportive book
  • Socio-legal context that underpins the law is heavily emphasized throughout each chapter, in order to ensure that students fully understand how and why the law has developed in the way that it has
  • A chapter on family law in practice gives students invaluable context on the challenges of practicing the law in modern Britain
  • Two detailed chapters on the division of property following relationship breakdown (including one by a leading property law expert) lead students methodically and carefully through this complex area
  • Accompanied by online resources that include multiple choice questions for each chapter
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

Family Law
1:Family life and the law
Ruth Lamont
2:Relationships between adults: marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation
Andrew Hayward
3:Seeking a divorce
Edwina Higgins & Kathryn Newton
4:Property division on divorce
Polly Morgan
5:Property division on the breakdown of non-marital relationships
Warren Barr
6:Child support
Lara Walker
7:Domestic violence and abuse
Anna Carline & Roxanna Dehaghani
8:Legal parenthood and parental responsibility
Kirsty Horsey
9:Private child law
Annika Newnham
10:Public law protection
Penelope Russell
11:Adoption and special guardianship
Julie Doughty
12:Human rights, children's rights, and the family
Helen Stalford, Seamus Byrne, & Nazia Yaqub
13:International family law
Ruth Lamont
14:Family law in practice
Patrick Nicholls