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  • Paperback: 904 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 5 edition (31 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408255529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408255520
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.3 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The text is written in an enjoyable and thought provoking manner.  It is both academic and practical. This is an excellent text. The material is both clear and comprehensive. I recommend this to anyone interest in family law.'

Russell J Kelsall, Solicitor, Editor

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"This is a classic textbook and should be the model for other texts in whatever field.  Herring manages to convey some difficult areas and issues in an engaging, insightful and thought provoking manner."   Dr Sara Fovargue, Lancaster 

 

"An excellent textbook. It offers very good coverage of Family Law, is well written in an accessible easy-to-read format whilst simultaneously drawing out the complexities within the subject." Dr Caroline Jones, University of Southampton

 

"[Family Law] is the most popular level 3 option and I have to say this is no small part to Herring being used as a textbook. The book really does capture the zeitgeist! It is a very good book." Robert Jago, Surrey  

 

Trusted by generations of students, you can count on the Longman Law Series to spark your academic curiosity and provide you with the best possible basis for legal study through:

- Clear, academically rich and scholarly exposition of legal doctrine

- Scintillating analysis of the theories, policies and societal influences underpinning the legal principles

- Engaging author commentary, a highly readable style and innovative stylistic features to support your study and illuminate the complexities of the law

 

The best-selling textbook in this area, Family Law provides you with an exceptional grounding in this fascinating, and often controversial, subject ensuring you get the most from your textbook by equipping you with:

  • a strong understanding of the wealth of legal principles at play in this dynamic subject area that you are likely to encounter on your course
  • an in-depth appreciation of the wider social, economic and political tensions which surround family life enabling you to critique the existing law and evaluate proposed reforms
  • a wide range of carefully selected summaries of key cases and extracts from important legislative provisions to highlight clearly the primary source material which forms the bedrock of the subject
  • a variety of interesting, and often surprising, key statistics relating to each topic to illustrate the practical effects of the laws you are studying on society
  • stimulating debates on particularly controversial, sensitive or topical legal dilemmas encouraging you to draw on your critical analysis skills to form your own opinions and evaluate the arguments posed on each side of the debate
  • invaluable further reading references to provide a springboard for further study 

This fifth edition includes:

  • An analysis of Radmacher v Granatino
  • The impact of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
  • The developing law on disputes over contact 

About the author:

Jonathan Herring is a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

 

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By H. Morris on 17 Oct. 2007
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This is by far the clearest and easiest to understand law text book I have ever bought! I am in my second year of a law degree and have just started family law. My lecturer recommended this book and I've never looked back. It is clear, well set out and you really feel as thought the author actually wants you to understand, not just dazzle you with his intelligence. Well recommended!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By lcollens on 16 Sept. 2008
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This is a must buy for any family law undergraduate.

This book was indispensable to me while I was studying during my LLB for Family law. If you are an undergraduate student, you may remember that some textbooks can be very heavy (in weight) and indecipherable in writing style - maybe because of the topic (EU law etc). Herring manages to deal with a difficult and rapidly developing topic with clarity and sensitivity. You must understand that by the time a textbook is published, often parts of it are obsolete because law moves on. Family law is no exception to this and infact probably changes more radically than other areas. Herring manages to insert a lot of rationale behind the argues surrounding a topic - say upholding marriage as an institution - where law is changing rapidly (to continue with the example, civil partnerships).

Herring text is particularly strong in:

- divorce;
- ancillary relief;
- adoption;
- marriage; and
- mediation/adr

What this book does better than most is not to over simplify but rather to consolidate the law and address the issues responsibly from a sociological perspective while, again, keeping the focus that this is a legal textbook and not a book about society and the family.

I recommend reading this book in conjunction with say the LPC Practice Guide for Family Law. I found that together I had a much clearer understanding of family law in order to get to grips with the bares bones and essentially what the law is. Often a textbook gets so wrapped up in the academic that one can easily be lead astray but that the law actually is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kamil Szczepaniak on 5 Jun. 2013
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Amazing book very well written. Useful for Law students and readers. Easy to read and understand. Very recommended to buy.
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Excellently presented and an easy read in comparison to other textbooks in this area. However, there are a few omissions and mistakes particularly regarding constructive desertion and the explanations regarding mandatory and discretionary occupation orders.

Overall, the best textbook available but you will have to keep an eye out for some errors which might have slipped in.
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By T O'Sekyere on 14 Nov. 2009
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This book is ideal for university students. Very comprehensive account of the law of family with analytical and sociological discussion and references. Highly digestible and ideal for somebody who wants to go straight to the point whilst having the option of further reading.
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By Bargain Hunter on 2 Jan. 2015
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Perfect for my Law degree (which finished in 2012 - So you would need an updated version now). Easy enough to follow, but complex enough that you learn new things/cases.
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By S. Cole on 1 Mar. 2010
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As a family law student this is great for beginners! Definatly clarifies up any grey areas and is easy paced and interesting. Would be happy to recommend to anyone.
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By AI on 3 Mar. 2012
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Great for family law students at whatever level though more so for english law rather than scots or international. Covers all relevant topics and is up to date.
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