Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198811848

Joanna Miles; Rob George; Sonia Harris-Short
1056 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Texts, Cases, and Materials

Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources.

The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to stimulate critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice.

Online Resources

The text is supported by substantial online resources, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter.


1 Introduction to family law
2 Family relationships between adults
3 Ending relationships: divorce and separation
4 Domestic abuse
5 Financial provision for children
6 Financial remedies on divorce
7 Property and finances when non-formalized relationships end
8 Fundamental principles in the law relating to children
9 Becoming a legal parent and the consequences of legal parenthood
10 Parental responsibility
11 Private disputes over children
12 Child protection
13 Adoption


Joanna Miles is Reader in Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests within the field include the legal regulation of adult relationships, family property law, and financial remedies on relationship breakdown and death. ; Rob George is Associate Professor of Family Law at University College London and a barrister at Harcourt Chambers. His research interests within the field focus on the family justice system and parenting disputes, with a particular specialism in international child law. ; Sonia Harris-Short is a former Professor of Law, University of Birmingham and the former Head of CEPLER.