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Family LawText, Cases, and Materials

Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Rob George, Sharon Thompson, and Joanna Miles
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date: 25 May 2024

p. 11. Introduction to Family Lawlocked

p. 11. Introduction to Family Lawlocked

  • Rob George,
  • Sharon Thompson
  •  and Joanna Miles


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter begins with an overview of families and family law in England and Wales today. It then discusses themes and issues in contemporary family law, covering rules versus discretion; women’s and men’s perspectives on family law; sex and gender identity; sexual orientation; cultural diversity; and state intervention versus private ordering, including the role of the family court and of non-court dispute resolution in family cases, and challenges facing the family justice system.

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