Cretney's Principles of Family Law, 8th Edition


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Aug 2008
ProView eBook
(approx. USD600.00)

As the leading textbook on this subject for the last 30 years, Cretney’s Principles of Family Law:

  • Provides discussions of legal principles combined with authoritative discussion of policy, practice issues and relevant empirical research
  • Covers all main areas of family law including formal and informal relationships, as well as child law and financial and property matters
  • Continues to be not just an explanation of the law as it stands, but an account of its historical background
  • Includes an analysis of the factors underlying its development and a prompt to encourage discussion of the law’s effectiveness in a contemporary society
  • Discusses key policy developments including the Law Commission’s work on cohabitation law reform; Civil Partnerships; Welfare to Work; Care Matters; and the Public Law Outline
  • Updates the reader with the latest legislative developments including those resulting from: Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004, Children Act 2004 and the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007
  • Examines the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill; the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill and the Children and Young Persons Bill and the impact these will have on family law once enacted
  • Has coverage of all significant case law including: Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Miller v. Miller, McFarlane v. McFarlane, Charman v Charman, Oxley v Hiscock, Stack v. Dowden, Re G, and Wilkinson v Kitzinger

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom