"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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