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Law, Law Reform and the Family (Hardback)
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Law, Law Reform and the Family (Hardback)

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Hardback 314 Pages / Published: 17/12/1998
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This collection of essays examine the process and problems of law reform with special reference to the development of family law. The author, Stephen Cretney, who is one of the UK's most distinguished family lawyers, demonstrates the different pressures and influences that affect the development of the law, including the views of judges, the advice of civil servants and the requirements of Parliamentary drafting to an extent which has not previously been appreciated. Topics covered include the involvement of the Church in the 1969 divorce reforms; the struggle for power within the family from 1925 to 1975; approaches to the reform of intestacy; the Children Act of 1948; and the early days of marriage conciliation, amongst others.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198268710
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 596 g
Dimensions: 243 x 162 x 22 mm


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Cretney's book will not only be essential to all those who want to think about family law rather than just to practise it. It will also be valuable to lawyers in other fields, in particular because of the light which it casts upon the extraordinary way in which laws are made: on the pressures, the tactics, the conflicts, the misunderstandings and the expediencies which underlie much legislation. And its value will extend well beyond the law to students of the social changes which those in family law reflect. .../ ... Cretney has produced a work on a century of family law, which will be consulted for centuries. * Nicholas Wilson, Law Quarterly Review *
Stephen Cretney has produced a brilliant book .../ ... it is impossible to criticise this book./ Nicholas Mostyn QC, Family Law, June 1999.

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