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(p. 1) 1. Introduction 

(p. 1) 1. Introduction
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(p. 1) 1. Introduction
Author(s):

N V Lowe

and G Douglas

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199580408.003.0001
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date: 20 November 2019

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the nature and scope of family law, covering the meaning of ‘family’ and the functions of family law. It then describes trends in family law; the family justice system; and the internationalisation of family law.

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