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

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

p. 72111. Private Disputes over Childrenlocked

p. 72111. Private Disputes over Childrenlocked

  • 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, which examines the current legal framework for resolving private law disputes over children, first considers procedural issues germane to all private law disputes, including the extent to which children are able to participate in these proceedings. It then turns to the three main private law orders available under the Children Act 1989—child arrangements orders, specific issue orders, and prohibited steps orders—including detailed discussion of the law’s approach to contact applications in cases of domestic abuse allegations, and specific areas such as relocation disputes.

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