Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook Third edition
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Why should you buy Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook
Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook is an invaluable companion for all practitioners involved in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. It provides both a detailed, widely researched analysis of substantive law and a clear guide to the relevant procedure.
This new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and takes account of all recent case-law and important procedural developments, such as the introduction of the revised Private Law Programme. The contents have been recognised to provide a separate chapter on the implications of domestic violence for residence and contact. The introductory chapter has been completely rewritten in order to examine the changing nature of the family and its impact on private law proceedings.
The extensive text is supplemented by fully updated appendices containing essential statutory and other materials.
"excellent ... comprehensive, and it covers not only the law, but also practice issues" ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN
"topical, clearly set out and extremely readable" NEW LAW JOURNAL
"an essential reference guide for all family law practitioners" MONITOR
"a welcome addition to the library of practitioners - and will be particularly welcomed by new practitioners" FAMILY LAW
"providing a straightforward analysis of the substantive law and a clear guide to procedure ... an essential reference guide for all family law practitioners" CHILDRIGHT
"comprehensive and accessible ... It would seem almost foolhardy for a lawyer acting in a private law case to be without access to this reference book ... also a valuable resource for family court advisers" SEEN AND HEARD
"excellent ... a cost effective way of being on top of the Children Act ... readable by the layman litigant ... never before has this sort of material been available and organised so coherently in one book" FAMILIES NEED FATHERS
"not only does it introduce Private Law relating to children, it also provides easy access to summaries of the law and also to policy reports, articles and research ... these materials are not always found in standard practice books ... thoroughly researched and logically organised, this new third edition, updated throughout makes reference to all recent case law and other important developments ... an indispensible work of reference which also should certainly find its way to the library of every family law practitioner and other professionals involed in family law" PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS
Table of contents
Private Law Proceedings in the Twenty-First Century
The Welfare Test
Child Law and Human Rights
Children's Wishes and Feelings
Paternity and Parenthood
Controlling the Exercise of Parental Responsibility
Controlling Parental Responsibility: Common Problems
Guardianship and Special Guardianship Orders
Family Assistance Orders
Restrictions on Orders
Applications by Non-parents
Section 7 Reports and Section 37 Reports
Restraining Further Applications
Duty to Disclose and not to Disclose
Principles of Contact
Domestic Violence and Contact
Research into Contact