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Bromley’s Family Law, 12th Edition


Author: Nigel LoweGillian DouglasEmma Hitchings, and Rachel Taylor
ISBN: 9780198806691
Published: May 2021
Country: UK

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Category: Product ID: 10477


Relied on by generations of students and practitioners alike, Bromley’s Family Law remains the definitive guide to the subject.

Updated by experts in the area, Nigel Lowe, Gillian Douglas, Emma Hitchings, and Rachel Taylor provide an accurate and detailed yet highly readable account of family law. The text presents a broad and comprehensive treatment of the key issues relating to adult and child law in a clear and distilled manner. Regular headings break up the text and allow easy navigation and quick reference for both students new to the subject and those in practice.

The new edition has been fully edited and updated to take account of the latest case law and legislation, while also reflecting new debates and emerging issues in the area.

Digital formats and resources

The twelfth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

New to this Edition:

  • Re-organised and streamlined with family law students in mind; the first part of the book covers adult family law and the second child law
  • A new chapter on the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children 1996, as the now pre-eminent international instrument on jurisdiction, recognition, and enforcement
  • Provides an up-to-date critical discussion of the current legal position, proposals for reform, and current issues, including heterosexual civil partnerships, forced marriage protection orders, the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution, and Separation Act 2020, transgender parenthood, and radicalization

Table of Contents

2:Forming intimate enduring adult relationships
3:The personal and property consequences of marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation
4:The family home
5:Protection from domestic abuse
6:Divorce and dissolution
7:Child support
8:Financial remedies: the court’s powers
9:Financial remedies: principles and assessment
10:The legal position of children
11:Parents and guardians
12:What is parental responsibility?
13:Who has parental responsibility?
14:The welfare principle
15:Children’s participation in family proceedings
16:Private law proceedings concerning children
17:Public law proceedings concerning children
18:Care and supervision
19:Adoption and special guardianship
20:The High Court’s inherent powers in respect of children
21:The 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children
22:International parental child abduction


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